St Eleutherius, Pope – Feast Day – May 26

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St Eleutherius, Pope, also known as Eleutherus was the Bishop of Rome from 174 AD until 189 AD. He was born in Nicopolis, Epirus, Greece, and died as a martyr on May 24 189 AD in Rome, Italy. We celebrate his feast day on May 26 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Eleutherius, Pope Biography

St Eleutherius, Pope - Feast Day - May 26

Date of Birth 2nd Century AD
Place of Birth Nicopolis, Epirus, Greece
Profession Pope and Bishop of Rome
Place of Work Rome
Date of Death May 24 189 AD
Place of Death Rome, Italy
Feast Day May 26
Canonization Precongregation
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Pope Eleutherius Life History

Pope Eleutherius was the son of Habundius. He became a deacon under Pope Anicetus and remained so during the reign of Pope Saint Soter.

He became the 13th pope in 174 AD and gave a decree about what Christians should eat or not eat. That is he did away with some of the Jewish dietary customs that Christians were being forced to follow.

Pope Eleutherius also declared opposition to Gnostics and the Montanists and also sent missions to Britain to convert them to Christians.

He died as a martyr on May 24 189 in Rome, Italy, and was buried in the Vatican near Saint Peter the Apostle

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