Pope Saint Hormisdas served as Pope of the Catholic Church from July 20, 514, until his demise in the year 523 AD. He was born in Frosinone, Campagna di Roma, Italy. A widower and a Roman Deacon at the time of his accession to the Papal Throne, his son became also a Pope under the name of Silverius, and was later canonized and named Patron Saint of the island of Ponza. One of the new Pope's first cares was to remove the last vestiges of the Laurentian Schism in Rome, receiving back into the Church those adherents who had not already been reconciled. Most of his Papacy was concerned with healing the Schism that had existed since 484, between East and West brought about by the Acacian Schism. The Schism was the result of Acacius of Constantinople's attempt to placate the Monophysites. The Church of Constantinople was reunited with Rome in 519, by means of the Confession of Faith that is called The Formula of Hormisdas. On Holy Thursday, March 28, 519, in the Cathedral of Constantinople in presence of a great throng of people, the reunion of the Greek Church with Rome was ratified in the most solemn manner. The greater number of the Eastern and Greek Bishops approved and signed the named formula of Hormisdas. Shortly before his death the pope received tidings that Thrasamund the Vandal King of Northern Africa had died, and that the severe persecution of Catholics in that region had consequently ceased. Hormisdas was buried at St. Peter's. The text of his epitaph has been preserved.