New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Callistus I

detail of a bas-relief portrait medallion of Pope Saint Callistus I, date and artist unknown; Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Calixtus) Reigned 218 to 223. Martyr; Roman of the “gens Domitia“; died in Rome, Italy. He was an archdeacon. As pope he regulated the marriage laws and granted communion to the adulterous after due penance had been undergone. Feast, Roman Calendar, 14 October.

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  • “Pope Saint Callistus I”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2012. Web. 11 December 2018. <>