Son of Romulus. His family seems to have orginally been from Greece. Served as 19th Pope for about six weeks. Started the Vatican library to preserve documents concerning the early martyrs. Martyred in the persecutions of Maximus Thrax when he refused to relinquish court records of the persecutions.
- Petilia Policastro, Italy
- martyred 3 January 236
- buried in the catacombs at the Cemetery of Saint Callistus, Rome, Italy, the first pope buried in the papal crypt
- relics re-discovered in 1854
- “Pope Saint Antherus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2017. Web. 27 February 2017. <>