St. Silverio

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/20

Patron Of: Ponza, Italy

Also known as

    20 June

    Son of Pope Hormisdas, who had entered religious life after raising a family. Elected pope at the insistence of King Theodaha the Ostrogoth. A humble man caught in the middle of a political ploy by Vigilius and the Empress Theodora to seize the pontificate. Kidnapped, convicted of a trumped-up charge of treason, and exiled to the island of Ponza, Italy.

    480 at Frosinone (in modern Italy)

Papal Ascension
    8 June 536

    martyred November 537 by starvation and other privations

    Ponza, Italy

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