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Marcellinus died in the second year of the persecution and, in all probability, a natural death.
Marcellinus is lacking not only in the "Chronograph", but also in the "Martyrologium Hieronymianum", and in all fifth and sixth century lists of popes.
Marcellinus written towards the end of the fifth century, which was utilized by the author of the "Liber Pontificalis", shows that he was honoured as a martyr at that
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 Pope Caius
He was the son of Gaius, or, according to St. Susanna of Concordius[?], a relative of the emperor Diocletian, and became pope on December 17, 283.
His tomb, with the original epitaph, was discovered in the catacombs of Calixtus and in it the ring with which he used to seal his letters (see Arringhi, Roma subterr., 1.
His feast is on April 22, together with Pope Soter.
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Marcellinus was a Roman, the son of Projectus.
When he first became pope, Diocletian was already on the throne, but he had not yet drawn the sword against the Christians.
Pope St. Marcellinus was accused by Donatist heretics of having handed over the sacred books.
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 Pope Marcellinus
Marcellinus is listed as a pope in the Liber Pontificalis; however, there is no record of him in the Martyrologium hieronymianum, the Depositio episcoporum, or in the Despositio martyrum.
The Donatist Bishop Petilianus of Constantine in Africa, wrote in a letter in 400 and 410, that Marcellinus and three of his priests (who all became his successors), Marcellus (308-309), Melchiades (311-314), and Sylvester (314-335) gave up the holy scriptures to be destroyed, and had offered incense to false gods.
Marcellinus died in the second year of the persecution and, in all probability, a natural death.
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 Pope Marcellinus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pope Marcellinus, Pope, according to the Liberian Catalogue, became bishop of Rome on June 30, 296; his predecessor was Pope Caius.
Marcellinus' pontificate began at a time when Diocletian was Roman Emperor, but had not yet started to persecute the Christians.
The Liber Pontificalis, basing itself on the Acts of St Marcellinus, the text of which is lost, relates that during Diocletian’s persecution Marcellinus was called upon to sacrifice, and offered incense to idols, but that, repenting shortly afterwards, he confessed the faith of Christ and suffered martyrdom with several companions.
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Pope Benedict IX (1033-44), who had long caused scandal to the Church by his disorderly life, freely renounced the pontificate and took the habit of a monk.
After Gregory had himself become Pope, this transaction was looked on by many as simoniacal; and although Gregory's intentions seem to have been of the best, yet it was deemed better that he too should abdicate the papal dignity, and he did so voluntarily.
It is well known that Pope Pius VII (1800-23), before setting out for Paris to crown Napoleon in 1804, had signed an abdication of the papal throne to take effect in case he were imprisoned in France (De Montor).
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 Traditional Catholic Apologetics.net | That Catholic Church: The Pope infallible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Marcellinus was Pope from 296 A.D. till 304 A.D. That was during the severe persecution of Christians under the pagan Roman Em­peror Diocletian.
The most that can be said against Marcellinus is that he was too lenient in his treatment of lapsed Christians who, under the stress of persecution, had renounced their faith, gone over to paganism, and then sought reconciliation with the Church.
Marcellinus himself died a martyr for the faith and is a canonized Saint of the Catholic Church.
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 History of the Popes
For the early popes the main written source is the "Liber Pontificalis." This account of the lives of the popes was begun probably early in the sixth century while the Ostrogoths ruled Italy.
Pope Sylvester sent two legates to represent him Vitus and Vincentius, and it seems that it was the Pope who suggested the term consubstantial to describe the relation of Christ's nature to the Father.
The pallium is a vestment of white wool which a pope wears as a symbol of the fullness of his apostolic power and an archbishop wears as a symbol of his participation in that power.
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 SS. Marcellinus and Peter
Marcellinus was a priest, and Peter an exorcist, both of the clergy of Rome, and eminent for their zeal and piety.
Pope Damasus assures us, that, when a child, he learned all these particulars from the mouth of the executioner himself, and he has inserted them in a Latin epitaph with which he adorned their tomb.
Marcellinus and Peter at Rome; as appears from some of them, and from the testimony of John the Deacon.4 See their acts and the history of their translation in Papebroke, t.
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 The Christian Catacombs of Rome - Finding out more
Stephen was buried in the Crypt of the Popes in the catacombs of Callixtus.
Pope Damasus, in a poem dedicated to him, records the "tempora quo gladio secuti pia viscera matris - in the times when the sword of the persecutor struck the flesh of the Mother (Church)".
The soldiers of the cruel tyrant surprised the pope while he was proclaiming holy scripture to the faithful and the pontiff, to save his people whom he wanted to defend, offered his head to the sword of the executioner.
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 Cultural Catholic - Pope Marcellus I (308-309)
Following the death of Pope Marcellinus, the Roman See was vacant for nearly four years due to the Diocletian persecution of the Catholic Church.
Violence and bloodshed ensued as Christian Rome rioted in response to the harshness of the pope.
as a troublemaker forcing the pope to work as a stable hand in the oratory of a seized church which had been converted into a stable.
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 Pope Marcellinus
Pope Marcellinus, according to the Liberian catalogue, became bishop of Rome on the 30th of June, 296; his predecessor was Caius or Gaius.
The records of the pseudo-council of Sinuessa, which were fabricated at the beginning of the 6th century, state that Marcellinus after his fall presented himself before a council, which refused to try him on the ground that prima sedes a nemine iudicatur.
According to the Liber pontificalis, Marcellinus was buried on the 26th of April 304, in the cemetery of Priscilla, on the Via Salaria, 25 days after his martyrdom; the Liberian catalogue gives as the date the 25th of October.
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 ST. MARCELLUS I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The new pope was Marcellus, a Roman from the Via Lata district.
In the aftermath of the old persecution the chief trouble had come from harsh rigorists, and it had been necessary for Pope St. Cornelius to insist that the poor weak ones should be readmitted to communion with the Church after due penance.
The exile of Pope Marcellus is one of the first examples of the secular government interfering with the Church apart from outright persecution.
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of April 26
The Roman Cletus, elected pope in the year 76, was the second successor to Saint Peter after Saint Linus.
After his election to succeed Pope Saint Caius on June 30, 296, he witnessed the beginnings of Emperor Diocletian's persecution of Christians.
According to an ancient legend that may have been Donatist-inspired and which was included in the Roman Breviary until 1883 (since discredited), Marcellinus seems to have apostatized and surrendered the sacred books and offered incense to pagan gods but later repented.
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 Catholic Community Forum Discussion Groups - 4 Year Vacancy Of St. Peter's Chair
From what I've read certain aspects of choosing a new pope have varied to some degree since the very beginning - but one thing that has always remained the same is the blessing (laying on of hands) by the cardinals (bishops) who have the authority through apostolic succession to perform this task.
The next Pope contrary to what you hear said on the TV is not John Paul's successor, he will not be stepping into JPII shoes, but Peters, he will be the successor of St. Peter in a unbroken line.
Pope Marcellinus caved in under pressure and surrendered copies of the Scriptures to his persecutors and went so far in trying to appease them as to offer sacrifices to the gods.
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 ON THE BATTLE LINE Monday, March 11, 2002 (mar11bat.htm)
Pope St. Victor (189-199) suffered the provocations of Blastus, a Catholic of the Jewish race who went to Rome with the intention of provoking a schism in the Church over the celebration of the Easter rites.
The epoch of Pope Liberius (352-366), in the middle of the fourth century, was marked principally by three men.
After various hypocritical maneuvers of Pelagius, Pope Zosimus, in the presence of the Roman clergy, recognized the perfect orthodoxy of the statements of the heretic.
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 The Catacombs of Saint Callixtus - The Area of SS. Gaius and Eusebius
The inscription of Pope Damasus recalls the goodness and mercy of Pope Eusebius towards the lapsi, that is, those Christians who in order to avoid martyrdom or other forms of persecutions had renounced their faith.
On the contrary Pope Eusebius taught that, following the example of Christ, Who had always forgiven sinners, the lapsi, after an adequate period of penance, were to be pardoned This problem had been much debated at the time of Pope Cornelius (251-253) and at the beginning of the 4th century.
Pope Eusebius was forced into exile in Sicily, where he died shortly afterwards out of starvation.
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 Catholic Culture : Document Library : Popes Through the Ages
The pontificate of this first third-century pope was to see a storm of heresy rage around the pontiff, who had to keep a firm hand on the tiller of Peter's bark.
The next pope was to see the end of the long period of peace and the start of a most violent persecution, the persecution of Diocletian.
After the death of Pope Zosimus, the Archdeacon Eulalius at the head of a mob of clerics and laymen seized the Lateran Basilica and prevented the rest of the priests from entering and holding the election of the pope according to custom.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : April 26, 2004 : Our Lady of Good Counsel (Can)
Pope Saint Pius V, for example, credited victory in the Battle of Lepanto to Her intercession.
Marcellinus was Pope during the Diocletian persecution (296-304).
According to one ancient account (certainly erroneous), this pope strewed incense before the gods when arrested during the persecution, but later atoned for his weakness by a glorious martyrdom.
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 The Development of the Papacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Marcellinus (296-304) apostasized during the persecutions of Diocletian.
It can be no accident that Pope Damasus I (366-384) was first to claim that Rome's primacy rested solely on Peter, and was the first pope to refer to the Roman church as "the Apostolic See".
The prestige of the city itself was no longer sufficient; but in the doctrine of apostolic succesion the popes had an unassailable position.
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 Who was the first Pope of the Catholic Church?
The Catholic Church believes that the Pope is the successor as head of the Church to St. Peter.
So Pope Marcellinus was the first Pope of the Church of Rome.
Marcellinus was not Pope of the Catholic Church as we know it today, because at his time, the One, Catholic and Apostolic Church was indeed the Undivided One, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
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 in illo tempore » Saint Marcellinus [April 26]
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These came in large numbers to Marcellinus, and reproached him with his lack of courage; and Marcellinus, overwhelmed with confusion, asked to be judged by an assembly of the bishops.
Marcellinus had deemed himself unworthy of Christian burial, and had decreed, before his death, that any who shouild attempt to bury him would be excommunicated.
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 St. Marcellinus, Roman Pope, Feast 26 April   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
When he first became pope, Diocletian was already Emperor, but he had not yet drawn the sword against the Christians.
These accounts were later proven to be false, and St. Augustine denies openly that the Pope had weakened.
Then a priest buried the Pope in the Cemetery of Priscilla, on the Via Salaria.
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 The Alleged Fall of Pope Liberius
The Pope sent two legates to him, Vincent of Capua and the veteran Osius, with the hope of appeasing his wrath, and solicited him to convene a general synod.
Liberius was of Roman birth and became Pope, A.D. a stormy period in the Church's history, when anarchy was beginning to prevail in the government, and heresy to grow strong apace.
Ammianus Marcellinus, a pagan historian of this era, in lib.
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 The Popes Lithograph - About the Popes
The 31st was pope Marcellinus I, who died in AD 309, humiliated by the Emperor, like a slave worked in dirtiest stables, basements in the Emperor's estate.
But, after this long period, many years, God sent us a holy pope again: Pope St. Pius X, the pontiff of this century, elected in 1903 who wrote his name into the History as the greatest Defender of our Faith, the Holy Mass and the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Morals, the priesthood; all basics.
We have not so good popes also, worldly, power-and pomp-loving ones too, they were humans, sinners also.
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 Marcellinus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marcellinus, officer of Emperor Constans and of usurper Magnentius (d.
Marcellinus Comes (Count Marcellinus), an obscure 6th-century chronicler
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
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 Chronology of Christianity
Pope Benedict IX Pope Gregory VI Pope Clement II Pope Benedict IX Pope Damasus II Pope Leo IX Split between Eastern and Western churches formalized, Orthodox Church
Pope Innocent VI Earliest extant documentation stating the existance of the Shroud of Turin
Pope Gregory XI Pope Urban VI Anti-Pope Clement VII
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