Event: Exile, Journey, Papal advice/audience/decision/privilegeWilfrid 2.appeal to John 17
||When Wilfrid 2 was again driven from his bishopric, he went to Rome, where he was given the opportunity of defending himself before John 17. It was decided unanimously that his accusers had manufactured false charges against him, at least in part.
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||omnium iudicium probatum est nonnulla in parte falsas contra eum machinasse calumnias.
|Date from Source
||Wilfrid 2 had been bishop for nearly 40 years.
*Wilfrid 2's acquittal was greatly assisted by the reading of the acts of the synod of Agatho 2, which was held when Wilfrid 2 was in Rome.
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(Bishop of York and Saint, d.709)
(VI, pope, 701-5) : He wrote to Æthelred 2 and Aldfrith 1, bidding them restore Wilfrid 2 to his bishopric.
(Archdeacon at the Apostolic See) : He said that Wilfrid 2 was the bishop who had been accused by his fellows and had recently come to Rome to be judged by the apostolic see.
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