St. Hormisdas was born in 450 in Italy. He was married and widowed before becoming a priest. On July 21, 514, he was chosen as pope, to succeed St. Symmachus. 

Hormisdas ended the Acacian Schism, which had divided the Eastern and Western Churches since 484. The Church in Constantinople reunited with the Church in Rome in 519, thanks to a confession known as the Formula of Hormisdas.

St. Hormisdas died on August 6, 523. He is the father of Pope St. Silverius. 

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