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Feastday: May 25

Death: 359


Bishop of Milan, Italy, the successor of St. Protasius in 351. Dionysius attended the Synod of Milan called by Arian Emperor Constantius II to condemn St. Athanasius. When Dionysius defended Athanasius, he was banished to Cappadocia with Eusebius of Vercelli and Lucifer of Cagliari. Dionysius died in exile, but St. Ambrose had his remains enshrined in Milan.


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