Pope Saint Sylvester I

polychromed wood statue of Pope Saint Sylvester I by Domëne Moling, mid-18th century; parish church of Saint Genesius in La Val, Tyrol, Italy; photographed on 25 October 2013 by Wolfgang Moroder; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Silvester

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Son of Rufinus. Pope in the reign of Emperor Constantine I. Built the Basilica of Saint John Lateran and other churches. Sent legates to the First Council of Nicaea, and was involved in the controversy over Arianism. The spurious Donation of Constantine was supposedly given to Saint Sylvester.

Born

  • Roman

Papal Ascension

Died

Canonized

Patronage

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Sylvester I“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 December 2015. Web. 11 February 2016. <>