to Boniface II, Sep 22 – Oct 14, 530. As a deacon, Dioscorus strove for the Roman Catholic Church's rapprochement with Byzantium; he was elected pope by a majority of the clergy in Rome. Pope Felix IV, who was allied to the king of the Goths, had installed Boniface II, the son of a Goth, as his successor. Dioscorus soon died and stands in the series of antipopes, although Pope Agapetus rehabilitated him in 535.
E. Caspar, Geschichte des Papsttums, vol. II, 1933, 195f.