2.6 Second Constantinople: The Emperor and the Waffling Pope
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Every council represents a crisis—often provoked by strong and eccentric personalities. But Constantinople II, in 553 AD, may have been the strangest of all. At the center of the drama were an imperial power couple, Justinian and Theodora, and a weak pope who vacillated between cowardice and duty.
Extracts from the Acts https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3812.htm
Biography of Justinian https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08578b.htm
Biography of Pope Vigilius https://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15427b.htm
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