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Vigilius approximately in the year 500 one bore and came of to an important Roman family. Its father Johannes was consul, its brother Reparatus senator. 531, in the year of its consecration to the deacon, the Roman Klerus a papal decree tuned for the determination of the follow-up which with it application find for the first time should:
It became of Bonifatius II.for the successor select, but because of strong resistances against the new ruleagain rejected. Under the new Pope Agapitus I. Vigilius went as Nuntius to Konstantinopel, where he began to sympathize with the Monophysitismus. Therefore the wife of the emperor Justinian I. favored it. after the death of Agapitus I. (April 536) as its successors andsent back it to Rome . Regarding of Justinian I. re-establishment desired of the Roman total realm hoped the empress that it would recognize the Monophysitismus condemned on the council of Chalcedon as a new Pope.
Vigilius and the Monophysiten
with its arrivalin Rome the Silverius bishop interspersed by the Ostgotenkönig Theodahad had become however already. Vigilius became still its lifetimes to 29. March 537 on Byzantine pressure to (counter) the bishop raised and attained general acknowledgment after Silverius' imminent death in banishing.
Against expectations upVigilius in the future placed itself to Byzantine side against the Monophysitismus. Finally emperor Justinian I. condemned. - to win around the Monophysiten for itself - in several decrees the writings of three theologians, at whom the Monophysiten particularly disturbed itself (three-chapter controversy). These decreesby Vigilius and the western church because of softening of the resolutions of the Chalcedoner of council in a letter at Justinian from the year 540 and the monophysitischen Patriarchen (including the Anthimus ) was rejected was condemned.
The powerful emperor left thereupon Vigilius after Konstantinopel to bring, where these 548 finally- to frightening the western church - to which pressure gave way and which agreed condemnation of the “three chapters” by the second council of Konstantinopel. Thus it damaged the authority of the Roman Patriarchats for centuries. Vigilius died on the home journey to Rome to 7. June 555 in Syrakus.
Due to its behavior in this situation Vigilius attained 1300 years later - in 19. Century - again great importance: In the controversy over the papal infallibility it became of the opponents of this dogma beside Honorius I.as negative example aforementioned. Today this becomes againby the trailers emphasized by Lefebvre, however also Vigilius' maintenance of the resolutions of the four first ökumenischen Konzilien stresses.
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|ALTERNATIVE NAME||Vigilius (Pope)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Pope from 537 to 7. June 555|
|DATE OF BIRTH||500|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Rome|
|DYING DATE||7. June 555|