St Hilary of Arles

(c. 401—449)

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Bp. of Arles. A monk of Lérins, he became Bp. of the metropolitan see of Arles c.430, and presided over several councils. In 444, by deposing a bishop, he seems to have exceeded his rights, and Pope Leo V deprived Arles of its metropolitan jurisdiction and obtained from the Emperor a decree granting Rome supreme authority over the Church in Gaul. Feast day, 5 May.

Subjects: Christianity — Classical Studies.

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