St. Felix IV, Pope of Rome
Elected pope in 526, St. Felix IV was the candidate of Emperor Theodosius,
whose widow Amalasuntha allowed the pope to judge clergy who were accused
of misconduct. Felix turned a pagan temple into the church of Sts. Cosmas
and Damian. In 529, he sent twenty-five chapters on grace and free to
of Arles. The Second Council of Orange accepted them as a
condemnation of semi-Pelgianism and as a confirmation of the teachings of
St. Augustine. Felix died in 530 and was buried in the portico of St.
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