A brief reigning pope (417–418 C.E.), remembered for two stinging defeats of his policy . The first came in Gaul where he attempted to aggrandize the Bishopric of ARLES in 417, giving that prelate the right to co-consecrate the other bishops of GALLIA NARBONENSIS.

A brief and bitter fight ensued, and other popes ended the special status of Arles. The second failure was in Africa, where Zosimus issued a decree in favor of the Pelagians, only to find himself facing St. Augustine, who forced him to recant his decree. He died in 418.

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