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Marcellus

(d. 309)


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(d. 309),

pope. He succeeded Pope Marcellinus in 308; he became unpopular because he enforced the canons on penance and was exiled for treating an apostate with severity. He died in exile, but not apparently by a violent death. But he is called a martyr in early liturgical books. His body lies under the Roman church dedicated to his name. Feast: 16 January.

L. Duchesne, Liber Pontificalis, i. xcix and 164.

Subjects: Christianity.


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