The Orthodox Church has metropolitans at Prizren, Durazzo, Berat, Iannina and Kortcha; the Bulgarian exarchate maintains a bishop at Dibra.
Liudprand pressed hard, not only upon the Greek dominions of the exarchate, but also upon Rome.
Exarchate of Ravenna >>
It afterwards belonged to the Greek exarchate of Ravenna.
In return for these honours Pippin, at the appeal of the pope, made two expeditions into Italy, in 754 and 756; and he became the veritable creator of the papal state by conferring on the pope the exarchate of Ravenna, which he had wrested from Aistulf, the king of the Lombards.
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