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Pope Hilarius
Pope Hilary
Preceded by: St. Leo I (the Great) (440 - 461)
Succeeded by: St. Simplicius (468 - 483)
Roman Catholic Pope #46

Born: ? (Sardinia)
Died: Feburary 29, 468
Pope: November 17, 461 - Feburary 29, 468 (6 years)
Consecrated: November 19, 461
Feast Day: February 28

Hilarius succeeded a very popular and very active pope - not an easy task, but Hilarius had worked closely with Leo and made an effort to model his own papacy after that of his mentor. Hilarius endeavored to spread the doctrine of papal supremacy, interfering in church disputes in Gaul and Spain, writing letters emphasizing this doctrine to church leaders in the East, and combatting heresies wherever he encountered them. By and large, however, the reign of Pope Hilarius was rather uneventful.

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