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Boniface II

Born: 4XX AD
Died: 532 AD.

Nationality: German
Categories: Popes


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.


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