New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Mark

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

Reigned in 336. Born Rome; died there. Because of discordant traditions nothing certain is known of the acts of his pontificate. He is said to have built two basilicas. Issued a constitution confirming the power of the bishop of Ostia to consecrate newly elected popes. Feast, Roman Calendar, 7 October.

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