Roman Catholic Pope. Also known as Aristus, he was the the 5th occupant of the Holy See, elected in 98 AD. Little is known of his life. It is said that he came from a family of Hellenic origin, and his father was a Jew from Bethlehem. He was born in in Antiochia in Pisidien (now a part of Turkey). His papacy ended somewhere between the years 105 or 107 AD. He was predecessor of Pope Clement I and successor of Pope Alexander I. Pope Evaristus laid the basis for the College of Cardinals. According to the "Liber Pontificalis", he was buried in Saint Peter's Basilica near the tomb of St. Peter.
Bio by: Ilonka