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St. Cornelius - (251-253)

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Cornelius whose feast day is September 16th. A Roman priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an Read More

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Martyr (251 to 253).

We may accept the statement of the Liberian catalogue that he reigned two years, three months, and ten days, for Lipsius, Lightfoot, and Harnack have shown that this list is a first-rate authority for this date. His predecessor, Fabian, was put to death by Decius, 20 January, 250. About the beginning of March, 251 the persecution slackened, owing to the ... Read More

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