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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

4 February 708 A.D. Sisinnius Dies—Rome’s 87th; Syrian Born; Gout-Afflicted & Dies 3 Weeks into Archpresbyterate; Buried in St. Peter’s

4 February 708 A.D.  Sisinnius Dies—Rome’s 87th;  Syrian Born;  Gout-Afflicted & Dies 3 Weeks into Archpresbyterate; Buried in St. Peter’s

Mann, Horace. "Pope Sisinnius." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912.  Accessed 19 Jul 2014.


Date of birth unknown; died 4 February, 708, Successor of John VII, he was consecrated probably 15 January, 708, and died after a brief pontificate of about three weeks; he was buried in St. Peter's. He was a Syrian by birth and the son of one John. Although he was so afflicted with gout that he was unable even to feed himself, he is nevertheless said to have been a man of strong character, and to have been able to take thought for the good of the city. He gave orders to prepare lime to repair the walls of Rome, and before he died consecrated a bishop for Corsica.


Liber Pontificalis, I, 338: MANN, The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages, I, pt. ii (St. Louis and London, 1902), 124.

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