(Saint) Pope, Martyr (August 2) (3rd century) A Roman, successor of Pope Saint Lucius (A.D. 253), who was much occupied during his troubled Pontificate with the ecclesiastical affairs of Gaul, Spain and Africa. It was with him that Saint Cyprian, the great African Father of the Church and Martyr, fell into a disagreement with regard to the re-baptising of heretics, though of course the Papal decision in the end prevailed. He died A.D. 257. Tradition alleges that he was beheaded while seated in his chair before the Altar in the Catacombs.
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