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Death: Dec. 20

Roman Catholic Pope and Saint. Zephyrinus, the fifteenth Pope served as Pope from the year 199 to December 20, 217. He was described as a simple man without education. This is evidently to be understood as meaning that he had not achieved a higher education and had devoted himself to the practical administration of the Church and not to theological learning. During his years as pope the Church endured severe persecutions under Emperor Severus. He lived during the time when the bishops of Rome were struggling for control, and arguing over which is the "true" church. Montanism and Monarchianism heresies were strong within the church, which were supported by many clergy and bishops. Differences in church doctrine resulted in the first Antipope, Hippolytus (271-235), who would be declared head by a separate majority of bishops. Hippolytus who was the Pope's primary critic, attacked all the heresies within the church, including Zephyrinus for not doing anything about them, and actually supporting Modalism. Hippolytus complained in his Apostolic Tradition that under Zephyryinus' leadership, the church became corrupt and public worship a scandal. Despite his long pontificate relatively little is known of him. It is thought that he may have been martyred, but actual proof cannot be located. (bio by: Saratoga) 
Catacombs of Saint Callixtus
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Lazio, Italy
Plot: One of the oldest underground burial-place. It dates from the beginning of the third century. AKA Catacombs of Saint Callistus on the Appian Way
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Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
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