The exact time of the death which Pope Silverius suffered in Palmaria is not known.
And more than any other Silverius, the chief priest of the city, urged them to adopt this course.
Pope Silverius, accused of sympathy with the Goths, was deposed by Belisarius in 537.
Justinian, hearing this, ordered Silverius to be taken back to Rome, and a true judgment of his case to be made.
Pope Silverius continued to refuse submission to the wishes of the empress.