St. Miltiades

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/10


Also known as
    Melchiades

Memorial
    10 December

Profile
    Pope during the time Constantine the Great declared tolerance for Christians in the Empire. Counted as a martyr on many lists due to the sufferings he endured prior to the toleration decree. May have been Pope when the Church was given the Lateran Palace which became the pope's residence and the seat of the central administration of the Church. Saint Augustine thought highly of him, and mentioned him in his writings.

Born
    Africa

Papal Ascension
    2 July 311

Died
    11 January 314 at Rome, Italy



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 
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