Apiarius of Sicca

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Priest of the Roman Province of Africa, whose appeal to Rome from his bishop’s sentence of excommunication for misconduct (c.418) led to a dispute between the African Church and the popes about the regulation of local discipline. This case has been made much of by opponents of papal supremacy; it was merely an expression of the desire of African bishops to retain privileges they had been allowed to assume during periods of persecution.

MLA Citation

  • “Apiarius of Sicca”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2019. Web. 27 February 2021. <>