57. Boniface [II]
In those days Boniface, driven by envy and deceit, reconciled the clergy with great bitterness, by a chirograph, under the bond of anathema. He threw this chirograph into the archive of the church, as if condemning Dioscurus; and he gathered the clergy. But no bishop signed it, since the great majority was with Dioscurus. He gave to the presbyters and deacons and subdeacons and notaries vessels from what he had inherited, and he helped with alms many of the clergy who were in danger of famine. He gathered the council in the basilica of Blessed Peter the Apostle and made it so that he could ordain his successor. After the priests signed it and made an oath before the confession of the blessed Apostle Peter, he established the deacon Vigilius. At that time, after another council, all the priests decided, out of reverence for the Holy See and because it had been done against the canons, that his fault was clear in establishing a successor to himself. Boniface himself confessed his guilt, that he had put his signature to the chirograph in his favour. And so he burnt this document in front of the confession of the blessed Apostle Peter in the presence of all the priests and clergy and the senate.
(trans. S. Adamiak)