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Feastday: August 12

Patron of Catania; Trevico; Francavilla di Sicilia

Death: 304

St. Euplius was a deacon at Catania, Sicily, during Emperor Diocletian's persecution of the Christians. He was found guilty of possessing a copy of the gospels by the governor, Calvisian. When Euplius persisted in refusing to sacrifice to the gods, he was beheaded on April 29th. His feast day is August 12th.

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