Pope St. Hilary

To replace a man like St. Leo the Great was not easy, but the next pope was a man after Leo's heart, the archdeacon...

Pope St. Fabian

Eusebius, born just a few years after Fabian's death, tells us how Fabian came to Rome after Pope Anteros died in 236. A layperson,...

Pope St. Hyginus

Pope Saint Hyginus was bishop of Rome from about 138 to about 140. He was born in Athens, Greece at an unknown date. During...

Pope St. Telesphorus

Pope St. Telesphorus (ca. 125 - 138 AD) was a Greek who had been an anchorite. He ruled the Church in the time of Emperor...

Pope St. Anterus

Just about the only thing that can be said about Pope Anterus is that he was Greek. Not every pope with a Greek name...

Pope St. Sylvester

Pope St. Sylvester, whom God appointed to govern his holy church in the first years of her temporal prosperity and triumph over her persecuting...

Pope Bl. Urban V

Blessed Pope Urban V was born Guillaume de Grimoard at Grisac in Languedoc, 1310.  He studied canon law and theology in Avignon and became...
Pope St. Damasus I

Pope St. Damasus I

Probably born near the city of Idanha-a-Nova in what is present-day Portugal. His life coincided with the rise of Constantine I and the reunion...
St Clement

St. Clement

Little is known of this apostolic father beyond a few facts. He was a disciple of S. Peter, and perhaps of S. Paul. It...
Pope St Gelasius I

Pope St. Gelasius I

Pope St. Gelasius I, was born in Rome, in the fifth century, the son of an African named Valerius. Some have asserted that Gelasius...