Pope Saint Silverio
- Also known as
- 20 June
- Son of Pope Hormisdas, who had entered religious life after raising a family.
Elected pope at the insistence of King Theodaha the Ostrogoth.
A humble man caught in the middle of a political ploy by Vigilius and the Empress Theodora to seize the pontificate.
Kidnapped, convicted of a trumped-up charge of treason, and exiled to the island of Ponza, Italy.
- 480 at Frosinone (in modern Italy)
- Papal Ascension
- 8 June 536
- martyred November 537 by starvation and other privations
- Ponza, Italy
- Gallery of images of Saint Silverio
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Catholic Encyclopedia, by J P Kirsch
Isola di Ponza italiano
New Catholic Dictionary
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
San Silverio Shrine, Dover Plains, New York, USA
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