Pope Saint Antherus

detail of a portrait of Pope Saint Antherus by Pietro Perugino, 1483, Vatican Museums and Galleries, Vatican City, ItalyAlso known as

  • Antère
  • Anteros
  • Anterus
  • Antheros



Son of Romulus. His family seems to have orginally been from Greece. Served as 19th Pope for about six weeks. Started the Vatican library to preserve documents concerning the early martyrs. Martyred in the persecutions of Maximus Thrax when he refused to relinquish court records of the persecutions.


  • Petilia Policastro, Italy

Papal Ascension



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Antherus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 May 2020. Web. 27 January 2022. <>