First bishop of Agrigento, Italy; one tradition says he was assigned to the post by Saint Peter the Apostle, but it is also likely he lived and served after Peter‘s death, perhaps as late as the 3rd century. Noted and successful preacher. Built a church on the site of the current cathedral of Agrigento. Martyr. His intercession was effectively sought in 1625 during a plague that afflicted Agrigento.
- “Saint Libertine of Agrigento“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2015. Web. 25 February 2017. <>