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Hoy es la fiesta de Santos Cleto y Donaciano, martires del siglo V

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By (CNA/EWTN)
9/6/2018 (4 months ago)
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Santos Cleto y Donaciano fueron obispos que vivieron en el siglo V. Cleto fue quemado vivo, mientras que Donaciano murio en el desierto deportado por el rey de los vandalos, Hunerico.

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By (CNA/EWTN)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
9/6/2018 (4 months ago)

Published in Christian Saints & Heroes

Keywords: feast of Santos Cleto, Donaciano, 5th century


REDACCIoN CENTRAL (ACI Prensa) - Los vandalos fueron un pueblo germano de Europa central. Su lengua pertenece a la rama germanica oriental que habitaban en las actuales Alemania y Polonia.

En el ano 484, el rey Humerico ordeno que todas las iglesias cristianas del africa fueran clausuradas y confiscados los bienes del clero para entregarlos al pueblo. Por mandato real, congregaron a los obispos en el palacio, despues los condujeron lejos de la ciudad y les ordenaron a que marcharan solos hacia el destierro.

Ante tal injusticia, Donaciano y otros cuatro obispos de la provincia de Bisaseno, reunieron a numerosos cristianos para protestar frente a las puertas de la ciudad; el rey Humerico furioso por la revuelta, ordeno a sus soldados a matar y "aplastar" a quienes protestaban.

Donaciano y los cuatro obispos fueron brutalmente golpeados y se les condujo al desierto, donde quedaron abandonados para morir de hambre y sed.

San Cleto, Obispo de la Leptis Menor, considerado "un hombre celoso y muy sabio," y que se habĂ­a ganado la enemistad de Humerico por su energica oposicion al arrianismo, tambien fue encerrado en un calabozo estrecho, oscuro y pestilente, del cual lo sacaron al cabo de dos meses para quemarlo vivo.
 

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