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Encyclopedia > Boniface IV

Boniface IV was pope from 608 to 615. The Liber Pontificalis mentions that his reign was marked by famines, plagues and floods. He received from the Emperor Phocas the Pantheon at Rome, which was converted into a Christian church and renamed the church of St. Mary and All Saints.


Boniface previously was a monk, and promoted monasticism as Pope.


Mellitus, first bishop of London was present at a synod held by Boniface in 610.


During Boniface's reign, the Prophet Muhammad began to preach in Mecca, forming the basis for Islam.


His feast day is 25 May.



Preceded by:
Boniface III
Pope
(list)
Succeeded by:
Adeodatus I







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Pope Boniface IV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (630 words)
Boniface obtained leave from the Emperor Phocas to convert the Pantheon, Rome into a Christian Church, and on May 13, 609 (?) the temple erected by Agrippa to Jupiter the Avenger, to Venus, and to Mars was consecrated by the pope to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs.
During the pontificate of Boniface, Mellitus, the first Bishop of London, went to Rome "to consult the pope on important matters relative to the newly established English Church" (Bede, H. E., II, iv).
Boniface IV is commemorated as a saint in the Roman Martyrology on his feast day, 25 May.
Pope St. Boniface IV - ├ľkumenisches Heiligenlexikon (597 words)
Pope St. Boniface IV Son of John, a physician, a Marsian from the province and town of Valeria; he succeeded Boniface III after a vacancy of over nine months; consecrated 25 August, 608; d.
Boniface obtained leave from the Emperor Phocas to convert the Pantheon into a Christian Church, and on 13 May, 609 (?) the temple erected by Agrippa to Jupiter the Avenger, to Venus, and to Mars was consecrated by the pope to the Virgin Mary and all the Martyrs.
Boniface IV is commemorated as a saint in the Roman Martyrology on 25 May.
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