Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1518
Presbyter Bonifatius is among the legates sent by Pope Leo I to the Council of Chalcedon, AD 451. Account of Liberatus of Carthage, "Breviarium", AD 555/566.
Chapter XIII
At the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451):
85. Agitur perspectis his quae in secunda synodo Ephesena gesta sunt, coram sacro senatu et Constantino ac Veroniciano a secretis, et omni uniuersali concilio cum Pascasino et Lucentio episcopis et Bonifatio presbytero locum tenentibus Leonis papae Romani et Anatolio Constantinopolitano, praesente Dioscoro et omnibus metropolitanis episcopis, ut quaereretur depositio et mors Flauiani, et depositio orthodoxorum episcoporum qui pro fide depositi sunt.
(ed. Schwartz 1936: 120)
Chapter XIII
At the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451):
85. Having examined what happened during the Second Council of Ephesus, it was postulated in front of the holy senate and Constantine and the secretary Veronicianus and the holy universal council with Bishops Pascasinus and Lucentius and Presbyter Bonifatius, who represented Pope Leo, and Anatolius of Constantinople, in the presence of Dioscorus and all the metropolitan bishops, that the deposition and death of Flavianus, and the deposition of the orthodox bishops who were deposed for faith, should be inquired into.
(trans. S. Adamiak)


Presbyter Bonifatius as a Roman legate at the Council of Chalcedon is also mentioned in the fragment of the acts of Chalcedon quoted by Pope Vigilius in his "Constitutum" from AD 553 (Ep. 83 in the Collectio Avellana).

Place of event:

  • Rome
  • Chalcedon

About the source:

Author: Liberatus
Title: Breuiarium causae Nestorianorum et Eutychianorum
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Liberatus was the deacon of Carthage (North Africa). His "Breviary", written between AD 555 and 566, was meant to explain to the Latin audience the history of the Christological controversies in the East. Based on Oriental sources, it covers the period from Nestorius to the condemnation of the Three Chapters.
E. Schwartz ed., Liberatus. Breuiarium causae Nestorianorum et Eutychianorum, Acta Conciliorum Oecomunicorum II/5, Berlin-Leipzig 1936, 98-141.


Travel and change of residence
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
Ecclesiastical administration - Ecclesiastical envoy
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
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