- Pope Simplicius
English name=Saint Simplicius
March 10, 483
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papal name=Pope Simplicius
Pope Saint Simplicius was
popefrom 468 to March 10, 483.
He was born in
Tivoli, Italy, the son of a citizen named Castinus. Most of what is known of him is derived from the " Liber Pontificalis."
St. Simplicius defended the action of the
Council of Chalcedonagainst the Eutychian heresy(and its confirmation of the equality to the Bishop of Rome of the eastern patriarchs), labored to help the people of Italyagainst the marauding raids of barbarian invaders, and saw the Herulimercenaries revolt and proclaim Odoacerking of Italy in 476, having deposed Romulus Augustulus, the last Western Roman Emperor. Odoacer made few changes in the administration in Rome, firmly in the hands of its Bishop, St. Simplicius. He worked to maintain the authority of Romein the West.
St. Simplicius is credited for the construction of a church named in memory of the virgin and martyr St. Bibiana.
feast dayis celebrated on 10 March, [Martyrologium Romanum (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2001 ISBN 88-209-7210-7)] the day of his death.
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0468-0483-_Simplicius,_Sanctus.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes] This links also holds the Vita Operaque section by Libro Pontificali
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