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Silverius, Pope
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Jun 8, 536 – Nov 11, 537 (deposed; died Dec 2, 537, on the island of Ponza or Palmaria in the Gulf of Gaeta; born in Frozinone, Campania). The Liber pontificalis records that Silverius had been elevated to the episcopate at the instigation of Theodahad, Ostrogoth king of Italy. When the Byzantines under Belisarius laid siege to Rome, Silverius urged surrendering the city without resistance, but he was relieved of his office shortly afterwards. All that is known of his work as bishop of Rome comes from records of ordinations.

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LP 1, 1886, 290–295

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Holze, Heinrich, “Silverius, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025543>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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