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St. Callistus I - (217-222)

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(Written by most Latins, Augustine, Optatus, etc. CALLIXTUS or CALIXTUS).

Martyr, died c. 223. His contemporary, Julius Africanus , gives the date of his accession as the first (or second?) year of Elagabalus, i.e., 218 or 219. Eusebius and the Liberian catalogue agree in giving him five years of episcopate. His Acts ... Read More


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