St Petronius

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(5th cent.), Bp. of Bologna c.432–50. His (largely legendary) Life, written between 1162 and 1180, describes him as a member of the imperial family, says that he visited Jerusalem, and on becoming bishop erected a monastery and church modelled on the Constantinian buildings at the Holy Sepulchre. Feast day, 4 Oct.

Subjects: Christianity.

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