The Popecast

The Lesser-Known Defender of Rome (St. Gelasius I)

October 30th, 2019  •  13 mins 58 secs  •  Download (13.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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We’re back this week with an episode on a pope who was equal parts lion and lamb. His blunt writing on papal authority was a respectful dunk on the eastern emperor, and served as that teaching’s foundation for centuries, but in the same breath he gave away all his earthly possessions before the end, and willingly died penniless.