At the time of his ascension the Eastern Church had been split by the Act of Union of Emperor Zeno, which tried but failed reconcile the Church and Eutychianism. Felix excommunicated the schismatic bishops and paved the way for re-union in 518, during the reign of Justinian. He drew up the conditions for the return of African Christians who had apostatized during the Vandal persecutions.
- “Pope Saint Felix III“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 October 2009. Web. 28 March 2015. <>