Catholic Encyclopedia – Pope Sisinnius

Pope SisinniusArticle

Date of birth unknown; died 4 February 708, Successor of John VII, he was consecrated probably 15 January 708, and died after a brief pontificate of about three weeks; he was buried in Saint Peter’s. He was a Syrian by birth and the son of one John. Although he was so afflicted with gout that he was unable even to feed himself, he is nevertheless said to have been a man of strong character, and to have been able to take thought for the good of the city. He gave orders to prepare lime to repair the walls of Rome, and before he died consecrated a bishop for Corsica.

MLA Citation

  • Horace Mann. “Pope Sisinnius”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 December 2018. Web. 11 May 2021. <>