Hilary was used by Pope St. Leo I the Great on many assignments. When Leo died, Hilary was elected pope
and consecrated on November 19,461. He worked diligently to
strengthen the Church in France and Spain, calling councils in 462 and 465. Hilary also rebuilt many
Roman churches and erected the chapel of St. John Lateran.
He also publicly rebuked Emperor Anthemius in St. Peter’s for supporting the Macedonian heresy and sent a decree to the Eastern bishops validating the decisions
of the General Councils of Nicaea, Ephesus, and Chalcedon.
Hilary consolidated the Church in Sandi, Africa, and Gaul.
He died in Rome on February 28.
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