ADEODATUS, ɑ̄d´´î-o-dɑ̄´tus: Bishop of Rome from Apr. 11, 672, to his
death, June 16, 676. His pontificate was unimportant. The Liber pontificalis
(ed. Duchesne, i. 346) ascribes to him the restoration of the basilica of St.
Peter at Campo di Merlo, near La Magliana (7 1/2 m. from Rome), and the enlargement
of the monastery of St. Erasmus in Rome, where he had been a monk. The only
documents of his extant (MPL, lxxxvii. 1139-46) are concessions of privileges
to the churches of St. Peter at Canterbury and St. Martin at Tours. For his
participation in the Monothelite controversy, see Monothelites.
He is sometimes known as Adeodatus II., because the form “Adeodatus” is used
also for the name of a former pope Deusdedit (615-618).