Saint Athanasius of Naples

statue of Saint Athanasius of Naples, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Son of the Duke of Naples, Italy. Bishop of Naples at age 18. He restored the church of Saint Januarius that had been destroyed by Saracens, founded a hospice, and instituted a service for the ransom of captive Christians. Because he fought simony, he was imprisoned by his corrupt nephew Sergius, Duke of Naples; the clergy and lay people of Naples forced his release, but Athanasius was sent into permanent exile in Veroli, Italy. Confessor of the faith.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Athanasius of Naples“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 December 2019. Web. 30 November 2021. <>