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St. Simplicius - (468-483)

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The first pope depicted with a square nimbus in a contemporary mosaic, St. Simplicius was born in Read More

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Reigned 468-483; date of birth unknown; died 10 March, 483. According to the "Liber Pontificalis" (ed. Duchesne, I, 249) Simplicius was the son of a citizen of Tivoli named Castinus; and after the death of Pope Hilarius in 468 was elected to succeed the latter. The elevation of the new pope was not attended with any difficulties. During his pontificate the Western Empire came to an end. Since the ... Read More

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