1 Melitius, Bp. of Lycopolis in Egypt, regarded as too lax the terms laid down c.306 by Peter, Bp. of Alexandria, for the return of those who had lapsed under persecution. He created disturbances, was excommunicated by Peter, and founded a schismatic Church with clergy of his own ordination. A small body of Melitians seems to have survived until the 8th cent.
2 See the next entry.
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