Dioscorus (3)

Dioscorus anti-pope, had been sent as legate by pope Hormisdas to Constantinople. He was chosen pope October 15, 529 (on the death of Felix IV), by a number of bishops; but, about the same time, Boniface II was elected and sustained by Athalaric the Goth. Dioscorus died within a month of his election, November 12, 529, and Boniface excommunicated him, even after his death — a sentence that was annulled afterwards by pope Agapetus. — Bower, History of the Popes, 2:327.

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