Dioscorus, Antipope
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[German Version]

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.

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Haendler, Gert, “Dioscorus, Antipope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03739>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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