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Caecilian

(d. 343)


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(d. before 343),

Bp. of Carthage from 311 or perhaps 307. His importance lies in his part in the opening stages of the Donatist controversy. The rigorist party at Carthage consecrated a rival bishop, urging that Caecilian's consecration was invalid on the ground that he had been consecrated by a ‘traditor’.

Subjects: Christianity.


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