Pope Hormisdas, also a celebrated saint of the church, was widowed before becoming a deacon. He had a legitimate son named Silverius, who also became a Pope and later a saint as well.
His papacy began on July 20, 514. At the time of his papacy, there were two schism that he was able to solve. The first one, he received back into the Church all the remaining adherents of the Laurentian schism. And second, he has ended the Acacian schism which had divided the Eastern and Western Churches for more than 3 decades. The Church in Constantinople was reunited to Rome in 519 as a result of his diplomatic efforts through what is called the Formula of Hormisdas.