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St. Symmachus - (498-514)

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A native of Sardinia, Symmachus was serving as archdeacon of Rome when he was chosen to become pope in 498. His Read More

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Date of birth unknown; d. 19, July, 514. According to the "Liber pontificalis" (ed. Duchesne, I, 260) he was a native of Sardinia and his father was named Fortunatus. Symmachus was baptized at Rome (Thiel, "Epist. pont. rom.", I, 702), entered the ranks of the clergy of Rome, and was ordained deacon. Directly after the death of ... Read More


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