St. Hormisdas I, Pope of Rome
An Italian with a Persian name, Pope/St. Hormisdas (d. 523) was an
archdeacon when elected pope in 514. He reconciled to the Roman church the
last supporters of the antipope Lawrence, and in 519, he ended the
schism between Rome
and Constantinople, which had been the result of
Patriarch Acacius' attempts to unite the monophysites and the Orthodox.
Hormisdas commissioned Dionysius Exiguus to translate Greek canons into
Latin. Hormisdas was the father of Pope Silverius.
Karen Rae Keck
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