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Feastday: January 24
Patron of Foligno
Birth: 160
Death: 251

Martyred bishop of Foligno, Italy, a disciple of Pope St. Eleutherius. Pope St. Victor I bestowed  the pallium on Felician, the first bishop recorded as receving it. After a half century as a bishop, Felician was arrested and tortured. Because of the severity of his beatings, he died on the way to Rome and execution. A woman named Messalina visited Feician in prison and was martyred.


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