On this date, March 12, 417, Pope Innocent I died. Among the things that he is known for, he is remembered for  excommunicating Pelagius and for his support of the bishop of Constantinople, John Chrysostom.

Some have suggested that one of Pope Innocent’s great strengths was organization and that he helped Rome become the chief center of early Christianity. In fact, during this time Augustine’s quote became well known, “Roma locuta, causa finitas. ” Translated it means “Rome has spoken, the matter is ended.”

Rome has spoken

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