New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Severinus

Pope SeverinusDerivation

  • Latin: severus, austere, stern


Born in Rome, Italy; died there in 640<>/a>. He was elected 638, but was unable to secure the imperial confirmation for over a year because he refused to sign the Ecthesis of Emperor Heraclius. As pope he condemned the Ecthesis. He renewed the mosaics in the apse of Saint Peter’s.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Severinus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 December 2017. Web. 3 March 2021. <>