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Anastasius II
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Papacy began November 24 496
Papacy ended November 19 498
Predecessor Gelasius I
Successor Symmachus
Personal details
Birth name Anastasius
Born ???
Died November 19, 498
Rome, Ostrogothic Kingdom
Other Popes named Anastasius

Pope Anastasius II was pope from November 24 496 to November 19 498.

Anastasius II was Pontiff in the time of the schism of Acacius. He showed some tendency towards conciliation, and thus brought upon himself the lively reproaches of the author of the Liber Pontificalis. On the strength of this tradition, Dante placed this pope in Hell.[1] According to historian Richard P. McBrien, the view of Anastasius II as a traitor is unjust. Anastasius II had entered in communion with a supporter of Acacius, bringing condemnation from some of the clergy of Rome, who denounced Anastasius II. His death in 498 at the height of the crisis was seen as divine retribution. Anastasius is the second Pope since Peter not to be recognized as a saint (the first was Liberius).[2]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Anastasius". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.  
  2. ^ McBrien. Lives of the Popes (San Francisco, Harper, 2000) p. 82-83.

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Preceded by
Gelasius I
Succeeded by


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