Pope Sixtus III
English name=Pope Sixtus III
July 31, 432
August 18, 440
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Pope Saint Sixtus III was
popefrom July 31, 432to August 18, 440.
The name of Sixtus is often connected with a great building boom in
Rome: Santa Sabinaon the Aventine Hillwas dedicated during his pontificate and he built Santa Maria Maggiore, whose dedication to Mary the Mother of God reflected his acceptance of the Ecumenical councilof Ephesus which closed in 431. At that council the debate over Christ's human and divine natures turned on whether Mary could legitimately be called the "Mother of God" or only "Mother of Christ". The council gave her the Greek title " Theotokos" (literally "God-bearer", or "Mother of God"), and the dedication of the large church in Rome is a response to that.
Prior to being made pope Sixtus was a patron of
Pelagius, who was later condemned as a heretic. Brown, Peter. "Pelagius and his Supporters." "Journal of Theological Studies". 1968.XIX.1(93-114).]
One of his main concerns was in restoring peace between
Cyril of Alexandriaand the Syrians.
He also maintained the rights of the pope over
Illyriaand the position of the archbishopof Thessalonicaas head of the Illyrian church.
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0432-0440-_Sixtus_III,_Sanctus.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes]
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