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Silvadum City State
Location of Silvadum City (green) in Thrismari (dark grey)
and largest city
|Silvadum City (City-state)|
|Government||Unitary Christian absolute monarchy|
• 2018 estimate
• 2014 census
|Date format||yyyy-mm-dd (AD)|
|Patron saint||Saint Peter|
|ISO 3166 code||SD|
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Silvadum City (Classical: /ˈs̠ɪɫ̪u̯äd̪ʊ̃ˑ/; Ecclesiastical: /ˈsilvɑːd̪um/), officially the Silvadum City State (Medovian: Erbes Śtot de Silvadi; Latin: Status Civitatis Silvadi; Diacritic Latin: Status Cīvitātis Silvādī) is a city-state governed by the Holy See in Gavarnik, the capital of Medovia. It is a official residence of the pope and de facto central point to the Catholic Church.
The name Silvadum comes from old Latin settlement, named "Silva Vadum" ("𐌔𐌉𐌋𐌖𐌀 𐌖𐌀𐌃𐌖𐌌" as written in at the time used Old Latin script), meaning "The Wooden Ford" in Common. Over centuries, the va in the first word merged with the second word, creating the term "Silvadum". The first record with the new name comes from the 4th century BC, noting, that in Silvadum, there was a flood.
The area of Silvadum became later part of the Gavarnik city, which administered it and operated a fort in the location.
Arrival of Christianity
Traditionally, Saint Peter arrived in Gavarnik at around 57 AD, being crucified in 68 AD (some sources provide 62 or 64 AD). At that time, the Christian church in Gavarnik is already expected to be established, despite the prosecution from the imperial power.
The next 35 popes (at that time only regular bishops just like any other bishop) of Gavarnik were porsecuted as well, being mostly martyred or living in hiding, settling the Christian doctrine and spreading Christianity across the area. In 380 AD (some sources provide 382 or 383 AD), the local administration adopted Christianity as the official religion, putting the definite end to the centralized persecution of Christians.
Popes in Silvadum
As of 2021, there were 16 popes which operated from the Silvadum City State:
|№||Common name||Latin name||From||Until||Ended by|
|1||Pius VIII||Pivs VIII||1848||1856||NATURAL DEATH|
|2||John XII||Ioannvs XII||1858||1861||UNFITNESS|
|3||Philip III||Philippvs III||1861||1869||NATURAL DEATH|
|4||Pius IX||Pivs IX||1869||1878||NATURAL DEATH|
|5||Michael II||Michælis II||1878||1900||NATURAL DEATH|
|6||Benedict VIII||Benedictvs VIII||1900||1911||ACCIDENT|
|7||Benedict IX||Benedictvs IX||1911||1920||RESIGNATION|
|8||Benedict X||Benedictvs X||1920||1938||NATURAL DEATH|
|9||Philip IV||Philippvs IV||1938||1951||RESIGNATION|
|10||Paul VII||Pavlvs VII||1951||1967||NATURAL DEATH|
|11||Urban XI||Vrbanvs XI||1967||1976||NATURAL DEATH|
|12||Urban XII||Vrbanvs XII||1976||1978||ASSASSINATION|
|13||Michael III||Michælis III||1978||1990||NATURAL DEATH|
|14||Urban XIII||Vrbanvs VII||1990||2006||NATURAL DEATH|
|15||Luke VI||Lvcas VI||2006||2015||RESIGNATION|
|16||Luke VII||Lvcas VII||2015||—|
Biblical canon is as following: