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Feastday: January 22

Patron of Zaragoza

Death: 315


Bishop of Saragossa, Spain. He was apparently exiled during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian (r. 284-305) but managed to survive and to return to his see after the proclamation of the Edict of Toleration. St. Vincent was his deacon.


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