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Pope Anastasius II was known for:
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About Pope Anastasius II:
Pope Anastasius sought to heal the breach between East and West and received representatives from Byzantine ecclesiastics. This led to conflict with the Romans, who believed he was making conciliatory moves toward the heretical Monophysites instead of standing fast against them as his predecessors had done. Whether or not this was rightly the case, Anastasius acquired a reputation as a heretic because of it. He was chastised by the author of the Liber Pontificalis, and he was included among the heretics in the sixth circle of hell by Dante in his Inferno.
Anastasius would be succeeded by Symmachus.
Pope Anastasius II Resources:
Pope Anastasius II on the Web
Concise overview of the pope's reign by Karen Rae Keck at the Ecole Initiative.
Accessible biography at Christ's Faithful People.
Pope Anastasius II in Print
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Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II
by Richard P. McBrien
Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy over 2000 Years
by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart
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