Pope Saint Marcellinus

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


Chosen 29th pope. Enlarged the catacombs. Reigned at the start of the persecution of Diocletian, and was himself martyred. Legend says that he apostatized, made sacrifice to pagan gods, then repented, and was beheaded, but this story has been discredited.


Papal Ascension



MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Marcellinus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 March 2016. Web. 26 October 2016. <>