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Felix IV
Mosaic of Felix IV (III) in Santi Cosma e Damiano, Rome, Italy (527–530)
Papacy began 526
Papacy ended 530
Predecessor John I
Successor Boniface II
Personal details
Birth name ???
Born ???
Samnium, Ostrogothic Kingdom
Died 530
Other Popes named Felix
Styles of
Pope Felix IV
Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style Saint

Pope Saint Felix IV was pope from 526 to 530.

He came from Samnium, the son of one Castorius. Following the death of Pope John I at the hands of the Ostrogoth King Theodoric the Great, the papal voters gave in to the king's demands and chose Cardinal Felix as Pope. Felix's favor in the eyes of the king caused him to push for greater benefits for the Church.

He was elected after a gap of nearly two months after the death of John I.

Imperial edict passed granting that cases against clergy should be dealt with by the Pope. He defined church teaching on grace and free will in response to a request on opposing Semi-Pelagianism in Gaul.

Felix attempted to designate his own successor: Boniface. The reaction of the Senate was to forbid the discussion of a pope’s successor during his lifetime, or the acceptance of such a nomination.

The majority of the clergy reacted to Felix's activity by nominating Dioscorus as Pope, and a minority for Boniface.

Felix built the Santi Cosma e Damiano in the Imperial forums.

(Note on numbering: When numbering of the Popes began to be used, Antipope Felix II was counted as one of the Popes of that name. The second true Pope Felix is thus known by the number III, and the true third Pope Felix was given the number IV. It also affected the name taken by Antipope Felix V, who would have been the fourth Pope Felix.)

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John I
Succeeded by
Boniface II

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