Born in Rome, Italy.
530-532 – Served as pope, and of Gothic descent, he was the first Germanic pontiff.
– He was an archdeacon under Pope Felix IV, who designated him as his successor.
– Fearing Ostrogothic domination, however, the majority of the Roman clergy elected the deacon Dioscorus of Alexandria.
530 – Boniface convoked three Roman synods: in that of, he received the submission of his opponents.
531 – In the beginning, he proposed the right of a pope to select his successor.
– Later, he annulled the succession arrangement.
– He solemnly approved the conciliar decrees of the second Council of Orange (France), which condemned Semi-Pelagianism, the heretical belief in the power of man’s innate will to seek God.
532 – He died on the 17th of October in Rome, Italy.