San SILVERIO (about 480 - 2 December 537) pope and martyr, very revered on the island of Ponza of which he is the patron saint. He was the 58th bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church from 536 to 11 March 537, when he was deposed. In order to have a pope under his own control, the Empress Theodora had built a conspiracy charge against Pope Silverium by which he was arrested and translated into the East to Patara in Lycia, where he was to remain in perpetual exile. Very soon, the local bishop understood that the Pope was innocent and went to Constantinople by the Emperor Justinian, convincing him to order the instruction of a new investigation. The emperor allowed Silverio to return to Italy (where he had already been installed in his place Vigilio, protected by Theodora) pending the new outcome, but here on November 11 was again captured by the same who had hatched the plot and forced to abdicate, by signing a document in which he renounced the pontificate in favor of Vigilius; he was then imprisoned and sentenced to die in the island of Palmaria (medieval name of the island of Ponziana di Palmarola). He was the third pope to abdicate in history, after Clement I and Pope Pontianus. During the commemoration of June 20, associated in the local tradition to the saint's burial, his image is carried in procession by the ponziani on a sedan shaped like a fishing boat, completely covered with red carnations, and the island protects the celebrations for three days, with fireworks, games and music. The commemoration according to the Roman Martyrology is celebrated instead on December 2, the day of death (Dies Natalis, birth to heaven). Colored engraving, Italy 1886

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title: SAN SILVERIO PAPA AND MARTIRE

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caption: San SILVERIO (about 480 - 2 December 537) pope and martyr, very revered on the island of Ponza of which he is the patron saint. He was the 58th bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church from 536 to 11 March 537, when he was deposed. In order to have a pope under his own control, the Empress Theodora had built a conspiracy charge against Pope Silverium by which he was arrested and translated into the East to Patara in Lycia, where he was to remain in perpetual exile. Very soon, the local bishop understood that the Pope was innocent and went to Constantinople by the Emperor Justinian, convincing him to order the instruction of a new investigation. The emperor allowed Silverio to return to Italy (where he had already been installed in his place Vigilio, protected by Theodora) pending the new outcome, but here on November 11 was again captured by the same who had hatched the plot and forced to abdicate, by signing a document in which he renounced the pontificate in favor of Vigilius; he was then imprisoned and sentenced to die in the island of Palmaria (medieval name of the island of Ponziana di Palmarola). He was the third pope to abdicate in history, after Clement I and Pope Pontianus. During the commemoration of June 20, associated in the local tradition to the saint's burial, his image is carried in procession by the ponziani on a sedan shaped like a fishing boat, completely covered with red carnations, and the island protects the celebrations for three days, with fireworks, games and music. The commemoration according to the Roman Martyrology is celebrated instead on December 2, the day of death (Dies Natalis, birth to heaven). Colored engraving, Italy 1886

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