(Saint) Pope. (July 19) (6th century) Born in Sardinia and elected Pope in succession to Saint Anastasius II (A.D. 498), he entered upon a troubled Pontificate. An Anti-Pope, upheld by the Emperor of Constantinople, disputed his claim (clear though his right was) to the Papacy. Councils assembled to arraign his conduct; and riots were stirred up in Rome, in one of which he was assaulted and wounded. He was, however, as history proves, both a holy and an able man. He did much for Church discipline, and many of his Decretals are still extant. He died A.D. 514.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Symmachus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2016. Web. 24 April 2017. <>