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.
at Rome, Italy
30 June 296
martyred 25 October 304 at Rome, Italy; interred in the Priscillian catacomb on the Via Salaria