Bishop Wilfrid

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One‐time bishop of York and spokesman of the Catholic church against Celtic observance at the Synod of Whitby in ad 664. Much of his career was spent in disputes with Northumbrian kings and with archbishops of Canterbury, and twice he visited Rome to plead his cause. Founder of the churches at Hexham and Ripon, and in ad 678 apostle to the Frisians. Born c.ad 634; died 709.

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