Book of Saints – Silverius

Pope Saint SilverioArticle

(Saint) Pope, Martyr (June 20) (6th century) The successor (A.D. 536) of Pope Saint Agapetus. During his short reign of two years, the Emperor Justinian of Constantinople recovered Rome and the greater part of Italy by breaking the power of the Ostro-Goths. Saint Silverius firmly withstood the interference in religious matters of the Empress Theodora; but was on that account persecuted by her to exile and death. After having been taken to Constantinople, he was banished to an island off the coast of Italy, where he died (A.D. 538). He was succeeded by Vigilius, till then an Anti-Pope.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Silverius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 November 2017. Web. 18 November 2017. <>