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Feastday: October 23
Patron of then Archdiocese of Rouen; City of Rouen
Death: 639

Bishop of Rouen, France. He owed his elevation to the bishopric to the patronage of the Frankish king Clotaire II in whose court Romanus had grown up. As bishop, he worked to extirpate all lingering paganism, and per­sonally tore down a temple to Venus. He also cared for condemned prisoners. Romanus was famous for performing miracles.


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