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Feastday: June 12

Death: 1st century


Bishop and martyr, mentioned by St. Paul with Sts. Narcissus and Urban. Ampliatus is reported to have had the rank of bishop, joining St. Andrew in missionary labors in the Balkans. Ampliatus was martyred there with Sts. Narcissus and Urban.

 


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