Saint Bellinus of Padua

statue of Saint Bellino of Padua, niche to the left of the facade, parish church of Saint Martin, Ceregnano, Italy; date unknown, sculptor unknown; photographed on 15 July 2011 by Threecharlie; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Bellino



Priest. During a period of turmoil in his diocese, Bellinus stayed loyal to the bishop appointed by the legitimate Pope. Bishop of Padua, Italy. Led a reform of the spiritual lives of the canons in his diocese, and the effort to rebuild the cathedral after its destruction in 1117 by earthquake. Worked to re-build the status and dignity of the Church, defended Church rights and helped build schools. Killed by assassins paid by the Capodivacca family of Padua; Bellinus was becoming very effective in building up the Church at the expense of the noble families. Martyr.






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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bellinus of Padua“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 June 2018. Web. 29 November 2020. <>