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Vigilius, Pope
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(Mar 29, 537 – Jun 7, 555), Roman deacon and apocrisiary in Constantinople, made pope after the conquest of Rome by Byzantine troops. His pontificate was dominated by the superior power of the Byzantine hierarchy. While Vigilius asserted papal supremacy over the Western churches (correspondence with Arles), in the Three Chapters Controversy he had to submit to Justinian I. Initially he refused to assent to the edict of 544, but he abandoned his resistance at the Council of Constan…

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Holze, Heinrich, “Vigilius, Pope”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026342>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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