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.
Vigilius, a pliant creature of Theodora, ascended the papal chair under the military protection of Belisarius (538-554).
The history of Pope Vigilius further confirms the truth of what we have said.
Vigilius agreed, and Theodora worked for the interests of her favourite by means of Antonina, wife of Belisarius.