Book of Saints – Innocent I

Pope Innocent IArticle

(Saint) Pope (July 28) (5th century) Born at Albano near Borne, Saint Innocent succeeded Saint Anastasius in Saint Peter’s Chair, A.D. 402. He vainly tried to make peace between the weak Emperor Honorius and Alaric, King of the Goths. But notwithstanding all the Pontiff’s efforts and courage, Alaric sacked Rome (A.D. 410). Saint Innocent confirmed the Acts of two African Councils against the Pelagians. His authority was constantly appealed to also from the East, as in the case of Saint John Chrysostom. persecuted at Constantinople, but upheld by the Holy See. Pope Saint Innocent died A.D. 417, and has left valuable laws and writings on Church discipline.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Innocent I”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2016. Web. 23 November 2017. <>