(Greek: beloved) Reigned from 13 May 535 to 22 April 536. Born in Italy; died in Constantinople. He confirmed decrees against the Arians, went to Constantinople in state to persuade Emperor Justinian to abandon his Italian projects, and while there deposed the heretical patriarch, Anthimus. The Orientals were impressed with his vigor and sanctity. Relics in Saint Peter’s, Rome. Feast, 25 September; 20 September.