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Feastday: March 25

Death: 381


Bishop of Laodicea. He was a dedicated enemy of Arianism and, for his devotion to the orthodox cause, he was exiled by the Arian Emperor Valens.  Following Valens' death at the hands of the Goths in 378; the new emperor, the orthodox Gratian, ordered Pelagius' recall. He attended the Council of Constantinople in 381 and died some time after.


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