New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Felix I

detail of a bas-relief portrait medallion of Pope Felix I, date and artist unknown; Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Latin: happy) Reigned from 269 to 274. Martyr; born Rome, Italy; died there. The records are uncertain as to the events of his reign. Felix sent a letter containing dogmatic exposition of the Catholic doctrine on the subject of the Trinity to the Synod of Antioch which had deposed Paul of Samosata, 269, a follower of Apollinaris, for his heretical teaching on the subject. Feast, 30 May.

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