St. Julius I

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/12

    12 April

    35th pope in 337. Built several churches in Rome. Confirmed the right of bishops to appeal to the Vatican for redress of wrongs. Fought Arianism, and supported Saint Athanasius the Great against the Arians. Ordered that the Eastern Church should celebrate Christmas on 25 December instead of combining it with Epiphany on 6 January. Considered the founder of the Archives of the Holy See since he ordered that all official acts be preserved.

    at Rome, Italy

Papal Ascension
    6 February 337

    12 April 352 of natural causes


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