New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Miltiades

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

(Melchiades) Reigned from 310 or 311 to 314. Born in Africa; died in Rome, Italy. During his reign, an edict ended the persecution of the Christians; he witnessed the final triumph of the Cross, 312, when the Emperor Constantine defeated Maxentius. The former presented the Roman Church with the Lateran Palace which became the pope’s residence and the seat of the central administration of the Church. Miltiades settled the controversy with the Donatists over the Bishopric of Carthage in favor of Caecilian. Feast, Roman Calendar, 10 December.

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  • “Pope Saint Miltiades”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2018. Web. 25 February 2021. <>