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Encyclopedia > Pope Felix IV
Felix IV
Birth name  ???
Papacy began 526
Papacy ended 530
Predecessor Saint John I
Successor Boniface II
Born  ???
Samnium, Italy
Died 530
???

Felix IV was Pope from 526 to 530. He came from Samnium, the son of one Castorius. Following the death of Pope John I at the hands of the Ostrogoth King Theodoric the Great, the papal voters gave in to the King's demands and chose Cardinal Felix as Pope. Felix's favor in the eyes of the King caused him to push for greater benefits for the Church. Vatican coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Events May 20 - Syria and Antioch. ... Events September 22 - Pope Boniface II is elected to succeed Pope Felix IV December 15 - Justinian selects a second commission to excerpt and codify the writings of the jurists on Roman Law. ... John I was Pope from 523 to 526. ... Boniface II was Pope from 530 to 532. ... Samnite warriors Samnium (Oscan Safinim) was a region of the southern Apennines in Italy that was home to the Samnites, a group of Sabellic tribes that controlled the area from about 600 BC to about 290 BC. Samnium was delimited by Latium in the north, by Lucania in the south... Events September 22 - Pope Boniface II is elected to succeed Pope Felix IV December 15 - Justinian selects a second commission to excerpt and codify the writings of the jurists on Roman Law. ... The Pope (from Greek: pappas, father; from Latin: papa, Papa, father) is the head of the Catholic Church. ... Events May 20 - Syria and Antioch. ... Events September 22 - Pope Boniface II is elected to succeed Pope Felix IV December 15 - Justinian selects a second commission to excerpt and codify the writings of the jurists on Roman Law. ... Samnite warriors Samnium (Oscan Safinim) was a region of the southern Apennines in Italy that was home to the Samnites, a group of Sabellic tribes that controlled the area from about 600 BC to about 290 BC. Samnium was delimited by Latium in the north, by Lucania in the south... John I was Pope from 523 to 526. ... The Ostrogoths (Gleaming Goths), in distinction to the Visigoths (Noble Goths), were a Germanic tribe that influenced political events of the late Roman Empire. ... Gold medallion of Theodoric, discovered at Sinigaglia, Italy in the 19th century. ...


He was elected after a gap of nearly two months after the death of John I.


Imperial edict passed granting that cases against clergy should be dealt with by the Pope. He defined church teaching on grace and free will in response to a request on opposing Semi-Pelagianism in Gaul. Semi-Pelagianism is a softer form of Pelagianism, which taught that man has the capacity to seek God in and of himself apart from any movement of God’s Word or the Holy Spirit. ... Map of Gaul circa 58 BC Gaul (Latin Gallia, Greek Galatia) was the region of Western Europe occupied by present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ...


Felix attempted to designate his own successor: Boniface. The reaction of the Senate was to forbid the discussion of a pope’s successor, during his lifetime; or the acceptance of such a nomination. Boniface II was Pope from 530 to 532. ...


The majority of the clergy reacted to Felix's activity by nominating Dioscorus as Pope, and a minority for Boniface. Discorus, Antipope from 22 September 530 – 14 October 530. ...


Felix built the Santi Cosma e Damiano in the Imperial forums. View of the Neapolitan Crib of the Basilica from the Palatine Hill. ... The Imperial Forums consist of a series of monumental fora (public squares), constructed in Rome over a period of one and half centuries, between 46 BC and 113 AD. The forums were the heart of the late Roman Republic and of the Roman Empire. ...

Preceded by:
Saint John I
Pope of the
Roman Catholic Church

526–530
Succeeded by:
Boniface II

John I was Pope from 523 to 526. ... Popes buried in St. ... Boniface II was Pope from 530 to 532. ...

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Pope Felix IV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (245 words)
Following the death of Pope John I at the hands of the Ostrogoth King Theodoric the Great, the papal voters gave in to the King's demands and chose Cardinal Felix as Pope.
Felix's favor in the eyes of the King caused him to push for greater benefits for the Church.
This biography of a Pope or a claimant to the papacy is a stub.
Pope Boniface II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (144 words)
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.
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