Syrian Popes in the Umayyad Period
1. Pope John V, who reigned from 685 to 686 and was ill for most of his pontificate.
2. Pope Sergius I, who belonged to a Syrian family which had actually settled in Sicily and was pope from 687-701.
3. Pope Sisinnius, a native of Syria who was pope for about three weeks in 708.
4. Pope Constantine, whose pontificate from 708-715 was taken up mainly with diplomacy involving the Byzantine emperors.
5. Pope Gregory III, who reigned from 731-41, sought Charles Martel's intervention in the iconoclast controversy, and promoted the growth of the church in northern Europe.