Pope Boniface II


Pope Boniface II

Infobox Pope
English name=Boniface II


birth_name=???
term_start=530
term_end=532
predecessor=Felix IV
successor=John II
birth_date=???
birthplace=???
dead=dead|death_date=532
deathplace=???
other=Boniface

Pope Boniface II was pope from 530 to 532.

He was by birth an Ostrogoth, the first Germanic pope, and he owed his appointment to the influence of the Gothic king Athalaric. Boniface was chosen by his predecessor, Pope Felix IV, who had been a strong adherent of the Arian king, and was never elected. Boniface had for some time an antipope, Dioscurus, who had been elected by most of the priests of Rome. Boniface and Dioscorus were both consecrated in Rome on 22 September 530, but Dioscurus died only twenty-two days later.

References

* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02660a.htm At the Catholic Encyclopedia]


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