[...] Theodahad, corrupted by money given to him, announced to the clergy such a terrible decision that if someone did not consent to his [Silverius'] ordination, he would be punished with the sword. Therefore the priests did not subscribe to him according to the ancient custom and did not confirm the decree before the ordination. However, when he was already ordained by force and fear, the presbyters subscribed to him for the sake of the unity of the Church and religion.
[…] At that time the patrician [Belisarius] fought against Naples and entered it. Driven by fury, he killed the Goths and all the citizens of the city, and allowed the sack, so that there was no shelter even in the churches. He killed with the sword the husbands in the presence of their wives, and he exterminated the captured sons and wives of the noblemen, and he spared no one, not even the priests, nor the servants of God, nor the holy virgins.
(trans. S. Adamiak)