Saint Athanasius of Naples



Son of the Duke of Naples, Italy. Bishop of Naples at age 18. He restored the church of Saint Januarius that had been destroyed by Saracens, founded a hospice, and instituted a service for the ransom of captive Christians. Because he fought simony, he was imprisoned by his corrupt nephew Sergius, Duke of Naples; the clergy and lay people of Naples forced his release, but Athanasius was sent into permanent exile in Veroli, Italy. Confessor of the faith.




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  • “Saint Athanasius of Naples”. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2012. Web. 5 July 2015. <>