Explorations conducted in the cemetery of Domitilla in 1897-1898 brought to light a fine double crypt with frescoes representing Christ seated between six male and female saints; also an inscription relating to a new saint (Eulalius) in a cubiculum of the 3rd century.
At his accession the dissensions caused by the faction of Eulalius (see BONIFACE I.) had not yet abated.
At the death of Pope Zosimus, the Roman clergy were divided into two factions, one of which elected the deacon Eulalius, and the other the priest Boniface.
Eulalius having broken his ban, the emperor Honorius decided to recognize Boniface, and the council was countermanded.
But the faction of Eulalius long continued to foment disorders, and the secular authority was compelled to intervene.
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