St. Antherus


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/03


Also known as
    Anterus

Memorial
    3 January

Profile
    19th Pope. Started the Vatican library to preserve documents concerning the early martyrs. Martyred for when he refused to relinquish court records of the persecutions.

Born
    Greek

Papal Ascension
    21 November 235

Died
    martyred 3 January 236; buried in the catacombs at the Cemetery of Saint Callistus, Rome, the first pope buried in the papal crypt; relics rediscovered in 1854

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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