St. Marcellinus


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 04/26
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/02


Memorial
    26 April

Profile
    29th pope. Enlarged the catacombs. Reigned at the start of the persecution of Diocletian, and was himself martyred. Legend says that he apostatized, made sacrifice to pagan gods, then repented, and was beheaded, but this story has been discredited.

Born
    at Rome, Italy

Papal Ascension
    30 June 296

Died
    martyred 25 October 304 at Rome, Italy; interred in the Priscillian catacomb on the Via Salaria

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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