Holy See / Papa Silvester (Pope Sylvester I)

Holy See - Papa Silvester (Pope Sylvester I) (31 January 314 - 31 December 335)

Pope Sylvester I, whose name is also spelled Silvester, was Pope from 31 January, 314 to his death in 335. He succeeded Pope Miltiades. He filled the See of Rome at an important era in the history of the Western Church, yet very little is known of him. The accounts of his papacy preserved in the Liber Pontificalis (seventh or eighth century) contain little more than a record of the gifts said to have been conferred on the Church by Constantine I, although it does say that he was the son of a Roman named Rufinus. His feast is jubilantly celebrated as Saint Sylvester's Day among the Western Christian Churches on December 31, while Eastern Christian Churches commemorate it on January 2.

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Papa Silvester (Pope Sylvester I): Details
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From31 January 314
To31 December 335
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