Saint of the Day – 22 April – Pope Saint Caius I

The Memorial of Pope Saint Caius I

Pope Saint Caius I Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersPope who became Saints

Pope Saint Caius I brief life History

Date of Birth 3rd Century AD
Country of Birth Croatia in Europe
Profession Pope and Bishop of Rome
Place of Work Rome, Italy
Date of Death 22 April 296
Place of Death Rome, Western Roman Empire
Feast Day 22 April
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
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Pope Saint Caius I Short life History

Pope Saint Caius I is also known as
• Caius the Dalmatian
• Cayo, Gaius

Some unreliable early documents indicate he was from Spalato in Dalmatia, may have been a relative of Emperor Diocletian, and the uncle of Saint Susanna. However, nothing reliable is known of his early life.

Pope in a time of peace before the last great persecution of Rome, and little concerning his papacy has survived. Decreed that before a man could be bishop, he must first be porter, reader, exorcist, acolyte, sub-deacon, deacon, and priest. Divided the districts of Rome among deacons.

Originally listed as a martyr based on the tales of his suffering during the Diocletian persecutions, these did not begin until years after his death, and there is no evidence of his suffering or martyrdom. This lack of verifiable information led to his name being dropped from the Martyrology.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Pope Saint Caius I was born in Roman Dalmatia but date of birth is unknown. He died on 22 April 296 of natural causes. His body was buried in the chamber next to the papal crypt in the Catacombs of Saint Callistus on the Appian Way.

Pope Saint Caius I
Pope Saint Caius I