Pope Boniface V

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Pope Saint Boniface V
Papacy began 23 December 619
Papacy ended 25 October 625
Predecessor Adeodatus I
Successor Honorius I
Personal details
Born ???
Naples, Byzantine Empire
Died 25 October 625
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Pope Boniface V (??? – 25 October 625) was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 23 December 619 until 25 October 625 when he died. He did a lot Christianising of England. He enacted a decree which churches became places of refuge for criminals.[1]

After over a year of vacancy, he replaced Pope Adeodatus I.[1] He was described by Liber Pontificalis as "the mildest of men", whose chief distinction was his great love for the clergy.[2] He died on 25 October 625 and was buried in St. Peter's Basilica.[3] He was succeeded by Pope Sisinnius.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gasquet, Francis Aidan. A Short History of the Catholic Church in England. p. 19.
  2. Liber Pontificalis. p. 321–322.
  3. McBrien, Richard P.. Lives of the Popes. p. 117.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adeodatus I
Pope
619–625
Succeeded by
Honorius I