Pope Saint Miltiades

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

  • Melchiades
  • Melquíades



Pope during the time that Constantine the Great declared tolerance for Christians in the Roman Empire. Counted as a martyr on many lists due to the sufferings he endured prior to the toleration decree at the end of the Diocletian. May have been Pope when the Church was given the Lateran Palace which became the pope‘s residence and the seat of the central administration of the Church. Presided at the Council of bishops that denounced Donatus. Saint Augustine of Hippo thought highly of him, and mentioned him in his writings.


Papal Ascension



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