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Pope Boniface II

Boniface II was pope from 530 to 532. He was by birth an Ostrogoth, the first German chosen to be Pope, and he owed his election to the influence of the Gothic king Athalaric. Boniface was chosen by his predecessor, Pope Felix IV, who had been a strong adherent of the Arian king. Boniface had for some time an antipope, Dioscurus, who had the support of most of the priests of Rome, but Dioscurus died only twenty-two days after his being chosen as antipope.

preceded by Pope Felix IV (526-530)
succeeded by Pope John II (533-535)



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