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Sunday, 17 March 2013

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : THE BLACK POPES IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ROME :

Liber Pontificalis stated that there three Black Popes in the Catholic Church Of Rome starting with Pope St Victor 1  ( ca 186 - 198 )  Pope St Miltiades  ( 311 - 314 )  and Pope St Gelasius ( 492 - 49 ) were all African. The Liber Pontificalis is composed of a series of biographical entries which recorded the date and important facts for each Pope. It is the Oldest and most detailed chronicle dating from the early church. The Liber Pontificalis is dated from the sixth century. The record of names begins with St Peter,, and as the work progress the entries became longer and more detailed. This continued to be written until 1431. The African Popes in question are said to have come from the North African area that is present day Algeria, Mauritania, Numidia and Tunisia.































Carthage was the primary city and the main sea port. Victor was the first Latin speaking Pope and expanded Latin through out the Catholic Church of Rome. St Miltiades ( 311 - 314 ) is the second African Pope he was named as born in Africa. St Miltiades was Pope in Rome at the time o victorious battle of the Milvian Bridge. Finally St Gelasuis (492 - 496 ) is called an African. In another document he referred to as of African family. He is known especially for is strained relationship with the Byzantine Emperor  Anastasius. He proclaimed his authority over the Emperor and there relation became very strained.

 



























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