It was at this council that Cyrus, Sergius, and Pyrrhus were condemned, for teaching that there is in Christ only one will and one operation. Leo broke the pride of the archbishops of Ravenna, who, relying upon the power of the exarchs, would not obey the Apostolic See. Wherefore he decreed an election by the clergy of Ravenna should not be effective, unless confirmed by the authority of the Roman Pontiff.
He was indeed a father to the poor; for not by money alone, but by his deeds, his labours, and his advice, he relieved the poverty and loneliness of needy widows and orphans. While he was exhorting everyone to pious and holy living, not by mere preaching but by his own life, he fell asleep in the Lord on the 3rd day of July in the year 683, in the eleventh month of his pontificate, and was buried in the Basilica of St. Peter. In the month of June he held one ordination, at which he ordained nine priests, three deacons, and twenty-three bishops for var