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Saint Eusebius
Papacy began April 18 309 or 310
Papacy ended August 17 309 or 310
Predecessor Marcellus I
Successor Miltiades
Personal details
Birth name Eusebius
Born ???
Died 310
Sicily, Western Roman Empire
Papal styles of
Pope Eusebius

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Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style Saint

Pope Saint Eusebius (from Greek Εὐσέβιος "pious", from eu (εὖ) "well" and sebein (σέβειν) "to respect") was pope in the year 309 or 310.

His pontificate lasted only from April 18 to August 17, after which, in consequence of disturbances within the Church which led to acts of violence, he was banished by the emperor Maxentius, who had been the ruler of Rome since 306, and had at first shown himself friendly to the Christians. The difficulty arose, as in the case of his predecessor Pope Marcellus I, out of his attitude toward the Lapsed, which represented the milder standpoint.

Eusebius died in exile in Sicily and was buried in the catacomb of Callixtus. Pope Damasus I placed an epitaph of eight hexameters over his tomb; the epithet "martyr" contained in them is not to be taken in the strict sense.

His feast is on September 26.

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This article includes content derived from the Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, 1914, which is in the public domain.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Marcellus I
Bishop of Rome

Succeeded by


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