Pope Saint Silverio

Pope Saint SilverioAlso known as

  • Sylvere
  • Silverius

Memorial

Profile

Son of Pope Hormisdas, who had entered religious life after raising a family. Sub-deacon when elected pope at the insistence of King Theodaha the Ostrogoth. A humble man caught in the middle of a political ploy by Vigilius and the Empress Theodora to seize the pontificate for the Monophysites. Kidnapped, convicted of a trumped-up charge of treason, and exiled to the island of Ponza, Italy.

Born

Papal Ascension

Died

Canonized

Patronage

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Silverio“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 June 2015. Web. 31 July 2015. <>