New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Felix IV

detail of a 6th century mosaic of Pope Saint Felix IV in the Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Rome, Italy, date unknown, artist unknownArticle

Reigned from 526 to 530. Born Samnium, Italy; died Rome, Italy. As pope, in favor with Theodoric, Arian king of the Goths, he secured prestige for the Church. From Amalasuntha, the daughter of Theodoric, who succeeded her father, he obtained a confirmation of the custom exempting clerics from civil jurisdiction, and a gift of two Roman temples which he converted into churches. He opposed semi-Pelagianism with his “Capitula,” taken from Scripture and the writings of the Fathers; they were later published as canons.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Felix IV”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2014. Web. 16 January 2019. <>