Pope Boniface V


Pope Boniface V (??? – 25 October 625) was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 23 December 619 until 25 October 625 when he died. He played a significant role in the Christianization of England. He enacted a decree that designated churches as places of refuge for criminals.[1]

Pope Saint

Boniface V
Papacy began23 December 619
Papacy ended25 October 625
PredecessorAdeodatus I
SuccessorHonorius I
Personal details
Naples, Byzantine Empire
Died25 October 625

After over a year of vacancy, he replaced Pope Adeodatus I.[1] He was described by Liber Pontificalis as "the mildest of men", whose chief distinction was his great love for the clergy.[2] He died on 25 October 625 and was buried in St. Peter's Basilica.[3] He was succeeded by Pope Sisinnius.

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gasquet, Francis Aidan. A Short History of the Catholic Church in England. p. 19.
  2. Liber Pontificalis. p. 321–322.
  3. McBrien, Richard P. Lives of the Popes. p. 117.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Adeodatus I
Succeeded by
Honorius I