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Celestine I, Pope
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(422–432). As the successor of Boniface I, Celestine attempted to consolidate the Roman primacy, but he encountered the resistance of the West African bishops. Moreover, he opposed Pelagianism (Pelagius) and from 430 Nestorius; the majority of his correspondence relates to this conflict. Eventually, he sent Germanus of Auxerre in 429 and “the Celtic bishop” Palladius in 431 to England and Ireland for the anti-Pelagian mission.


CPL 1650–1654

PL 50, 417–558

ACO I/1/7, 125–137; I/2/5, 5–101

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E. Caspar, Geschichte des…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Celestine I, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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