martyr of Cordoba in Spain. He is believed to have suffered under the persecution of Diocletian; he was praised by Prudentius and his name is in the Roman Martyrology and that of Jerome. His feast was also kept at Chester for reasons unknown: he was wrongly called a pope there. At some time nineteen companions were added to his name, the first seven of which have the same names as those in the martyrdom of Symphorosa. Feast: 27 June, translation 4 November.
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