New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Stephen I

illustration of Pope Saint Stephen I, date unknown, artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

(Greek: stephanos, a crown), (254-257), born Rome; died there. His most important work was a defense of the validity of heretical baptism against the mistaken opinions of Saint Cyprian and other bishops of Africa. He is said to have ordained that vestments used for ecclesiastical purposes should not be employed for daily wear. Feast, Roman Calendar, 2 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Stephen I”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2012. Web. 17 June 2021. <>