Pope Gelasius I

Pope Saint

Gelasius I
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Papacy began1 March 492
Papacy ended19 November 496
PredecessorFelix III
SuccessorAnastasius II
Personal details
Birth nameGelasius
BornUnknown date
Roman Africa or Rome[1]
Died(496-11-19)19 November 496
Rome, Ostrogothic Kingdom
Feast day21 November[2]
Other popes named Gelasius
Papal styles of
Pope Gelasius I
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Reference styleHis Holiness
Spoken styleYour Holiness
Religious styleHoly Father
Posthumous styleSaint

Pope Gelasius I (died 19 November 496) was Pope from 1 March 492 to his death in 496.[2] He was probably the third and last Bishop of Rome of Berber descent[3] in the Catholic Church. Gelasius was a prolific writer whose style placed him on the cusp between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.[4] Gelasius had been employed by his predecessor Felix III, especially in drafting papal documents. His ministry was characterized by a call for strict orthodoxy, a more assertive push for papal authority, and increasing tension between the churches in the West and the East.

Place of birth

There is some confusion regarding where Gelasius was born: according to the Liber Pontificalis he was born in Africa (natione Afer), while in a letter addressed to the Roman Emperor Anastasius he called himself "born a Roman" (Romanus natus).[5] J. Conant suggests that the latter assertion probably just means that he was born in Roman Africa before it was overrun by the Vandals.[6][7]

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