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St. Melchiades – Pope, Martyr

St. Melchiades ruled the Church at the close of the era of persecution. St. Augustine styled him “a true son of peace and a true father of Christians.” He died January 10, 314, having sat as Pope two years, six months, and eight days. In some calendars, he is called a martyr, doubtless on account of his sufferings in times of persecution.

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