Saint Anastasius II of Antioch

Also known as

  • Anastasius II the Younger

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Bishop of Antioch, Syria in 599. Fought simony in his diocese with the support of Pope Gregory the Great. Murdered by a mob during an uprising of Syrian Jews against Emperor Phocas who was trying to force conversions; because he died in antiChurch violence, he is considered a martyr.

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  • “Saint Anastasius II of Antioch“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 June 2012. Web. 4 May 2015. <>