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St Pionius

(d. 250)


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St Polycarp (c. 69—155 ad)

Smyrna

Decius (d. 251) Roman emperor 249–51

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(d. 250),

martyr. He was executed at Smyrna during the Decian persecution; the Acta describing his death are reliable documents. He was responsible for the preservation of the Martyrium Polycarpi. Feast day in the E., 11 Mar.: in the W., 1 Feb.

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