Pope, a Roman, succeeded John XII, who was deposed for his misconduct by a council assembled at Rome, in presence of the emperor Otho I, in 963. But soon after Otho had left Rome, John XII came in again at the head of his partisans, obliged Leo to run away, and resumed the papal office. John, however, shortly after died or was murdered while committing adultery, and the Romans elected Benedict V. Otho, returning with an army, took the city of Rome, exiled Benedict. and reinstated Leo, who died about 965, and was succeeded by John XIII. See Baronius, Annal. 16:129; Platina, Historia, p. 14; Bower, Hist. of the Popes, 5:112 sq.; Riddle, Hist. of the Papacy, 2:42; Reichel, Roman See in the Middle Ages, p. 126 sq., 216;
Baxmann, Politik der Papste, 2:114; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Genesis 30:713.