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St. Lucius I - (253-254)

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Lucius I, a Roman, was elected Pope to succeed Pope St. Cornelius on June 25, 253, and ruled only eighteen months. He was exiled briefly during the persecution ... Read More

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Reigned 253-254; died at Rome, 5 March, 254. After the death of St. Cornelius , who died in exile in the summer of 253, Lucius was chosen to fill his place, and consecrated Bishop of Rome. Nothing is known of the early life of this pope before his elevation. According ... Read More


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