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Born in Syria, Constantine was a subdeacon to Pope Agatho and a papal representative to the Sixth Ecumenical Council (680-681) before his election to the papacy in 708. From 710-711, Constantine met with Justinian II in Nicomedia to discuss the canons of the Quintisext Council (692), which many Romans perceived as unfavorable to the church in Rome. The pope refused to accept monothelitism and had the emperor's image removed from local churches. Constantine also omitted Justinian's name from public prayers and documents. Battles raged when the exarch of Ravenna tried to restore the emperor's name and image. In 713, Emperor Anastasius II restored Orthodox teaching in the empire. Constantine died in 715.
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