Donus (or Domnus) I, seventy-ninth pope, was born at Rome, and was made pontiff November 1, 676. In 677 he obtained from Constantine Pogonatus the revocation of the edict which exempted the archbishopric of Ravenna from the jurisdiction of the holy see. Reparatus, who was then archbishop, had the prudence to submit, and thus to make an end to the schism of Ravenna. Donus restored the Basilica of St. Paul, and adorned the atrium of the Church of St. Peter, which was called the Paradise. Some Church historians give Donus I the title saint. He died April 11, 678. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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