Pope Saint Agapitus I

Also known as

  • Agapetus I

Memorial

Profile

Son of a priest named Gordian; his father was murdered. Archdeacon of the priests of Rome, Italy. Elected pope when a very old man, he reigned for less than a year. Died while on a mission to prevent the invasion of Italy by Justinian. He failed in that, but succeeded in having the Monophysite Patriarch of Constantinople, Anthimus, replaced by the more orthodox Mennas.

Born

Papal Ascension

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Agapitus I“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 March 2014. Web. 25 July 2014. <>