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Feastday: October 30

Death: 425


Bishop and martyr. He was supposedly the bishop of Philippi, Macedonia, and was forced to leave his see because of the threats and savagery of the Arians. Sent by the pope to help evangelize a part of Germany, he was again compelled to flee because of the peril of the invading Vandals. He may have been martyred on his return journey, in Veneto, northern Italy. It is possible that another saint, Theonestus of Veneto, may have been a local martyr merely confused with the bishop.


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