Those suggested by the President, Vigilius, were colourless.
In the intrigue of Theodora with Vigilius, Mennas took no part.
But when securely installed, Vigilius, in spite of the threats of Belisarius, deferred the fulfilment of his promises.
Vigilius was soon coerced into submission, but the West repudiated his pusillanimous surrender, and rejected the council.
Vigilius clung to the altar, so that it was nearly pulled down with him.
And so heresy was converted into orthodoxy by the magical power of an emperor at the expense of the infallibility of Vigilius.
Vigilius was excommunicated, and his name erased from the diptychs.
The words which concern the conduct of Vigilius are taken from Cardinal Hergenrther.
The history of Pope Vigilius further confirms the truth of what we have said.
While the western bishops showed still less inclination to appear, the court broke its agreement with Vigilius.