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Zosimus in which it was proved that the pope had been deceived by the heretics.
Zosimus next made the further mistake of basing his action on a reputed canon of the Council of Nicaea, which was in reality a canon of the Council of Sardica.
Zosimus was buried in the sepulchral Church of St. Laurence in Agro Verano (cf.
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 Pope Zosimus
The pope was won over by the shrewdly calculated conduct of Coelestius, and said that it was not certain whether the heretic had really maintained the false doctrine rejected by Innocent, and that therefore he considered the action of the African bishops against Coelestius too hasty.
Zosimus next made the further mistake of basing his action on a reputed canon of the First Council of Nicaea, which was in reality a canon of the Council of Sardica.
Zosimus was buried in the sepulchral Church of St. Laurence in Agro Verano.
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 Pope Paul VI The World Pays Its Tribute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Pope Honorius I was not only condemned by the Council of Constantinople in 681 because he "followed the wicked teaching of the heretics" but the acts of the Council were signed by the papal legate and duly authenticated by Pope Leo II.
Pope Paul VI constantly sought to promote and deepen mutual understanding among the churches; this was evinced by his great enthusiasm for the establishment of a Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches.
Pope Paul VI understood his ministry as an instrument in the service of peace in the world and indefatigably recalled the duty of the church and indeed of every member of the church to contribute to overcoming the menace of war.
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 Apiarius of Sicca
Apiarius, deposed by Urbanus, Bishop of Sicca, for grave misconduct, appealed to Pope Zosimus, who, in view of iregularities in the bishop's procedure, ordered that the priest should be reinstated, and his bishop disciplined.
By the end of the year 419 Pope Boniface, who had succeeded Zosimus in December, 418, was informed that the eastern codices did not contain the alleged decrees; but, as the now repentant Apiarius had meantime been assigned to a new field of labour, interest in the affair subsided.
It simply voices the desire of the African bishops to continue the enjoyment of those privileges of partial home-rule which went by default to their Church during the stormy period when the theory of universal papal dominion could not be always reduced to practice, because of the trials which the growing church had to endure.
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 History of the Popes
For the early popes the main written source is the "Liber Pontificalis." This account of the lives of the popes was begun probably early in the sixth century while the Ostrogoths ruled Italy.
Pope Sylvester sent two legates to represent him Vitus and Vincentius, and it seems that it was the Pope who suggested the term consubstantial to describe the relation of Christ's nature to the Father.
ZOSIMUS 417 - 418 That he was a Greek, the son of Abram, is all that is known of the early life of St. Zosimus.
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Pope Innocent had received decrees from councils in Jerusalem and Africa condemning Pelagianism and had himself approved the decrees.
And while Caelestius was edifying all at Rome by his pious demeanor, Pelagius sent a cleverly worded confession of faith to the Pope.
Once Pope Zosimus was convinced that the pair actually taught heretical doctrine, he spoke out strongly in a famous Epistola tractoria or encyclical letter which clearly and forcefully condemned Pelagius and Pelagianism.
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 ON THE BATTLE LINE Monday, March 11, 2002 (mar11bat.htm)
Finally, Pope Zosimus, breaking with his prior measures, accepted the condemnation of Innocent I and renewed the excommunication of Pelagius.
Pope St. Victor (189-199) suffered the provocations of Blastus, a Catholic of the Jewish race who went to Rome with the intention of provoking a schism in the Church over the celebration of the Easter rites.
After various hypocritical maneuvers of Pelagius, Pope Zosimus, in the presence of the Roman clergy, recognized the perfect orthodoxy of the statements of the heretic.
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Pope Zosimus (417-418 A.D.) reversed the pronouncement of a previous pope.
Pope Honorious was condemned as a heretic by the Sixth Ecumenical Council (680-681 A.D.).
In 1864, Pope Pius IX “infallibly” declared that the idea that people have a right to freedom of conscience and freedom of worship is “insanity,” “evil,” “depraved,” and “reprobate”.
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 Popes on Limbo -- Four Contrary Papal Positions on Limbo
Popes of the patristic era infallibly defined the doctrine of Augustine that unbaptized infants have the eternal torments of the damned in the fires of hell with the devil.
Pope Pius X was the first pope to teach that unbaptized infants have no sufferings in his 1905
“Pope Innocent’s teaching is to the effect that those dying with only original sin on their souls will suffer ‘no other pain, whether from material fire or from the worm of conscience, except the pain of being deprived forever of the vision of God.’ It should be noted, however, that this
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 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Ordained by Pope Damasus I, St. Boniface was a priest at Rome and served as papal legate to Constantinople under Innocent I.
When Pope Zosimus died in December, 418, a majority elected Boniface pope, and a minority elected Eulalius pope.
The Council of Spoleto was convoked in 419 to settle the dispute.
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 Nicene/Post-Nicene, Series I, Volume 15
He sent a letter to Rome to Pope Innocent of blessed memory; and when it found him not in the flesh, it was handed to the holy Pope Zosimus, and by him directed to us....
But now, when the first letters of the most blessed Pope Innocent, in reply to the letters of the African bishops, would have equally condemned this error which these men are endeavouring to commend to us; and his successor, the holy Pope Zosimus, would never have said...
What was that which the same pope replied to the bishops of Numidia concerning this very cause, because he had received letters from both Councils, as well from the Council of Carthage as from the Council of Mileve...
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 St. Pachomius Library: Pope Zosimus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Zosimus was probably a Greek of Jewish descent.
Innocent had condemned Pelagius and his follower Celestine as heretics, but Zosimus heard their case again and cleared their names.
As Zosimus planned to excommunicate the people of Ravenna for plotting against him, he fell ill and died, after a long illness, in 418.
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 Interesting Facts
The names in Italics without numbers belong to the Popes that have never been acknowledged and are considered to be Anti-popes.
Pope Luciani was the first Pope in history to name himself with a double name.
"This morning, September 29, 1978, the Pope's private secretary, as he usually did, went to look for him in his private chapel, since the Pope was not there the secretary went to his room and found him dead in bed, with the lights still on, as if he was reading".
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 Zosimus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zosimus' chief fault as an historical writer is that he neglects to notice the chronology.
Zosimus was a Pagan, and is by no means sparing of the faults and crimes of the Christian emperors.
The history of Zosimus was first printed in the Latin translation of Leunclavius, accompanied by a defence of the historian (Basel, 1576, fol.).
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 Catholic News Agency
He is believed to have been ordained a priest by Pope Damasus I (366-384) and to have served as representative of Innocent I at Constantinople (c.
At the death of Pope Zosimus in 418, two Popes were elected, Boniface and Eulalius.
Eulalius failed to respect the Emperor's decree and thus Boniface was recognized as the legitimate pope.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Fathers of the Church
Pope Celestine, and he quoted it as an authoritative and irresistible witness to his own doctrine that where quod ubique, or universitas, is uncertain, we must turn to quod semper, or antiquitas.
He could be unbending in the enunciation of principle; he was condescending in the condoning of breaches of discipline for the sake of peace, and he was a skilful diplomatist.
Gregory there are some great popes whose letters are worthy of study, such as Nicholas I and John VIII; but these and the many other late writers of the West belong properly to the medieval period.
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According to Roman Catholic doctrine, popes and Catholic church councils are infallible.
Pope Pius IX, “The Syllabus of Errors,” December 8, 1864, paragraphs 15, 77, and 78.
Pope Leo XIII,”Libertas Praestantissimum” (“On the Nature of Human Liberty”), June 20, 1888, paragraph 42.
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 Sixth Nicene Canon
From this we see that the popes gladly undertook to interfere for a palpably unworthy priest, and thus sacrificed the interests of local discipline, only to make their own superior authority felt.
Let the pope, therefore, in future send no more judges to Africa, and since Apiarius has now been excluded for his offences, the pope will surely not expect the African church to submit longer to the annoyances of the legate Faustinus.
To put an end to opposition, Zozimus had the impudence to assert that the canons of the council of Nice declared that all Christian kingdoms were, in the last resort, under the jurisdiction of the tribunal of Rome.
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 Saints of December 26
Dionysius, a Roman priest, was chosen as pope on July 22, 259, in an election delayed for one year because of the violence of Valerian's persecution of the Christians.
Vincentia, daughter of a lawyer, was sent to Madrid for her education, where she lived with her aunt Eulalia de Vicuña.
The Greek Zozimus, son of the priest Abram, was consecrated pope on March 18, 417, to succeed
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 The Pope, Rome, and References in Early Church History
Pope Zosimus favoured Pelagius, and the Emperor Honorius brought pressure to bear on him, so that the Pelagians declared that they were condemned by court favor.
The decision of the Pope is only one element in the combined witness of the Western Church.
This was understood to apply to bishops as well, but Zosimus demanded his reinstatement and sent two legates to Africa with his instructions.
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 Roma locuta est, causa finita est Discussion on Sermon 131 of St. Augustine
No, it dealt with the Pope being deceived by the false confession of Pelagius - and the Pope believing that these men were indeed "orthodox and Catholic" and it would not be until after those two councils and the Emperor took their stand that the Pope would realize the deception and correct his position.
Somehow Pope Zosimus was convinced that those two were orthodox and Catholic, and attempted to stand his ground on the matter.
I have already conceded that PERHAPS this is what it took for Pope Zosimus to change his position on Pelagius and Caelestius, but again the Pope held the orthodox position, he just believed in the deceptive "confession" of Pelagius.
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 zosimus - Ask.com Web Search
Zosimus, Byzantine historical writer, flourished at Constantinople during the reign of the Roman Emperor Anastasius I (491-518).
The Greek historian Zosimus served as a senior official, probably an advocatus fisci, in one of the prefectorial courts of the eastern Empire,
Life Zosimus was from Panopolis in Upper Egypt, but lived in Alexandria.
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Zachary, Pope Saint - Biography of this eighth-century pontiff, with special emphasis on his diplomacy and his relations with St. Boniface
Zosimus, Pope Saint - Account of his pontificate focuses on his entanglement with the Pelagian controversy
Zosimus - Biographical article providing an overview of Zosimus' contributions to Roman history
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 St Clement
It was in the year 100 that the third general persecution was raised by him, which was the more afflicting, as this reign was in other respects generally famed for justice and moderation.
Rufin, Pope Zosimus, and the council of Bazas in 452, expressly styles St. Clement a martyr.
When the Emperor Lewis Debonnair founded the great abbey of Cava, in Abruzzo, four miles from Slaerno, in 872, he enriched it with the relics of St. Clement, pope and martyr, which Pope Adrian sent him, as is related at length in the chronicle of that abbey, with a history of many miracles.
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 St. Zosimus - Catholic Online
He devoted most of his brief reign to advancing the cause of papal supremacy, albeit with very little success.
While personally blameless in his private life, Zosimus did have a tactless and hasty personality, so much so that he found himself embroiled in various clashes with prelates throughout the Church.
Fifty years ago on Saturday afternoons and evenings, long lines of faithful Catholics would snake through the aisles of their churches to the confessional...
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 Pope Boniface I
After the death of Pope Zosimus (417-418), a bloody feud broke out between two factions for the papacy.
Emperor Honorius finally intervened and had both Boniface and the opposer, Eulallo exiled from Rome to keep the peace, while a synod would be commissioned to make a decision.
This was reported to Honorius, who then had Eulallo arrested and banished again, and then had Boniface made pope.
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 Augsburg Confession, Articles Two through Five
And these statements defy Scripture which says "all men have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" and Paul’s words that "in baptism we die with Christ and are raised with Christ."
The controversy raged during the reigns of Pope Anastasius, Pope Innocent I, and Pope Zosimus.
It was during Pope Zosimus’ reign that the matter was put to rest.
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