Born: 4XX AD
Died: 532 AD.
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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