- Teodosio de Oria
Educated in Oria, Brindisi, Italy by Eastern hermits and monks. Young imperial courtier in Constantinople, Bishop of Oria in the latter 9th century. Held a synod of bishops in Oria in 881. Served as peace-maker between the Byzantines and the Lombards, and had both Latin and Greek churches in his diocese. Served as diplomat to Constantinople for Pope Stephen V. His diplomatic work led to the donation of the relics of Saint Cistanto and Daria from the Pope, and of Saint Barsanuphius from Palestine.
- “Saint Theodosius of Oria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 August 2016. Web. 1 May 2017. <>