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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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 Lives of the Saints, April 22, Saints Soter and Caius, St. Leonides
Saint Soter was raised to the papacy upon the death of Saint Anicetus in 161.
Saint Dionysius of Corinth in his letter of thanks to Saint Soter, adds that the Pontifical letter together with the letter of Saint Clement, Pope, was read for the edification of the faithful on Sundays, during their assemblies to celebrate the divine mysteries.
Pope Saint Caius, born in Dalmatia, was a relative of the emperor Diocletian.
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The traditional generosity of the Roman Church is again referred to by St. Dionysius of Alexandria to Pope Dionysius in the middle of the third century, and Eusebius says it still continued in his time.
Caius was pope for twelve years, four months, and seven days, from 17 December, 283, to 22 April, 296, according to the Liberian catalogue (Harnack, Chronol., I, 155, after Lipsius and Lightfoot); Eusebius is wrong in giving him fifteen years.
He was buried in the chapel of the popes in that cemetary.
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 History of the Mass(hist9.htm)
Upon his death in 115, the seventh Pope was Pope Saint Sixtus I who decreed that the Trisagion, which is from Isaiah 6: 3 be indoctrinated into the doxology of the Roman rite.
Pope Soter, remembered as the "Pope of Charity," specifically forbade women from burning incense during the congregation of the faithful, a practice with pagan roots that had seeped into the Church liturgy.
Pope Saint Eleutherius followed Pope Soter in 175 AD and, during his pontificate, dispatched missionaries Fugatius and Damian to what is today England to convert the Britons as they traveled with the Roman armies, a forerunner to countless nations who would send their missionaries with their armies or navies in the conquest of foreign lands.
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Catholic Encyclopedia: Clement I, Saint and Pope Pope Clement I (called CLEMENS ROMANUS to distinguish him from the Alexandrian), is the first of the successors of St. Peter of whom anything definite is known, and he is the first of the "Apostolic Fathers ".
Pope Zozimus in a letter to Africa in 417 relates the trial and partial acquittal of the heretic Caelestius in the basilica of St. Clement; the pope had chosen this church because Clement had learned the Faith from St. Peter, and had given his life for it (Ep.
Hilgenfeld's theory that it is the letter of Pope Soter to the Corinthians, mentioned by Dionysius in the fragment quoted above, was accepted by many critics, until the discovery of the end of the work by Bryennios showed that it was not a letter at all, but a homily.
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 Pope St. Soter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Soter is said to have been born at Fondi, Latium, of a Greek father.
Soter, then, was a man of great charity, who tended to the physical and spiritual needs of the young Church, both within the See of Rome and abroad.
Other actions St. Soter is reputed to have taken include forbidding women to touch altar linens and to minister at the burning of incense.
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Pope Clement I (called CLEMENS ROMANUS to distinguish him from the Alexandrian), is the first of the successors of St. Peter of whom anything definite is known, and he is the first of the "Apostolic Fathers".
In the middle of the nineteenth century it was the custom to identity the pope with the consul of 95, T. Flavius Clemens, who was martyred by his first cousin, the Emperor Domitian, at the end of his consulship.
It is in the recent past, and the writer continues: "We are in the same lists, and the same contest awaits us" (7)- he is under another persecution, that of Domitian, covertly referred to as a series of "sudden and repeated calamities and reverses", which have prevented the letter from being written sooner.
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 ST. SOTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Your blessed bishop Soter has not only carried on the habit but has even increased it, by administering the bounty distributed to the saints and by exhorting with his blessed words the brethren who come to Rome, as a loving father would his children.'"
It also indicates the high respect the Corinthians had for the letter of Pope St. Clement and the letter of Soter.
Soter was buried in the cemetery of Calixtus.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp12.htm   (340 words)

 Encyclopedia: Pope Soter
The Pope is the Catholic Bishop and patriarch of Rome, and head of the Catholic Church.
Events Pope Soter succeeds Pope Anicetus Change of Patriarch of Constantinople from Patriarch Laurence to Patriarch Alypius Dacia invaded by barbarians Conflict erupts on the Danube frontier between Rome and the Germanic tribe of the Marcomanni Roman envoy sent out by emperor Antoninus Pius.
Eleuterus or Eleutherius was pope from about 175 to 189 (the Vatican cites 171 or 177 to 185 or 193).
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 Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of April 22
It is said that Pope Caius was a Dalmatian and a relative of Emperor Diocletian.
After the death of Pope Anicetus in the middle of the 2nd century, Soter was elected to this danger-fraught office about 166-167.
His influence was widespread, partly because of his charity (known from a letter of Bishop Saint Dionysius of Corinth), his personal kindness, and especially his care for those who had been persecuted for their faith by being deported to the mines and prisons.
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 Keeping Catholics Catholic Page XXV-the Timeline-Second Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Pope St. Pius I had to cope with the Gnostic heretics who were active at Rome during his Pontificate.
Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, intercedes to Pope St. Victor I for lifting the excommunication laid by the Pontiff upon the Christian Communities of Asia Minor which preserved in the practice of the Quartodecimans in regard to the observance of Easter.
It is evident that shortly before this the Roman Christian Community had, under Pope Victor, become the owner of a common place of burial on the Via Appia, and Pope St. Zephyrinus placed Callistus over this cemetery which was given the name of Callistus.
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 History of the Popes
Theodoric did not long survive his illustrious victim, Pope John, and died on August 30, 526.
Pope Agapetus then deposed Patriarch Anthimus, and personally consecrated his successor, Mennas.
He kept on insisting that neither the Three Chapters nor the Fifth General Council were opposed to Chalcedon.
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 The ordination of women in the Roman Catholic Church
In the same line as the respectability motif lies an amplification in the decretal of Pope Gregory IX to a canon of the Council of Mainz (888).
Pope Gelasius says so expressly and apparently gives as his formal reason: “It does not belong to the female sex to serve the holy altars.” And many synods have repeated that.
In addition, texts such as that of Pope Gelasius or of the Council of Nimes treat the subject of deaconesses.(55) And it is certain that, not only now but even at that time in other places, much of what is here forbidden was permitted as legitimate, especially for deaconesses.
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 Mark Bonocore: Opening Statement
Indeed, to a Protestant, "a Pope" is generally seen as some pompous, autocratic dictator wearing splendid robes and a "pointy hat," who demands that all Christians bow to his decrees without question.
And anything more than that --such as the Pope’s princely manner or temporal (i.e., political) authority --is not intrinsic to the Papacy as Christ created it at all.
This custom your blessed bishop, Soter, has not only preserved, but is out-doing, by furnishing an abundance of supplies to the saints, and by urging with consoling words, as a loving father his children, the brethren who are journeying.
www.bringyou.to /apologetics/debate14.htm   (7095 words)

 Was Peter the First Pope?
Pope Clement (88-97) wrote to the Church in Corinth in the year 96 to tell them to make changes in their attitudes and practices.
Pope Calixtus (217-222) overruled those bishops who excommunicated for life all apostates, adulterers, and murderers, regardless of their repentance.
Pope Dionysius (260-268) reprimanded Bishop Dionysius of Alexandria for misstatements on the Trinity.
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 The Authority of the Pope: Part I
In this tract we will cover the views of the popes and other Church Fathers up to the year A.D. The views of the Fathers after this period will be covered in the tract, The Authority of the Pope: Part II.
Thereupon [Pope] Victor, who presided over the church at Rome, immediately attempted to cut off from the community the parishes of all Asia [Minor], with the churches that agreed with them, as heterodox.
"Thus then did Irenaeus entreat and negotiate [with Pope Victor] on behalf of the peace of the churches—[Irenaeus being] a man well-named, for he was a peacemaker both in name and character.
www.catholic.com /library/Authority_of_the_Pope_Part_1.asp   (1578 words)

 Articles - List of popes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Killed in the collapse of his scientific laboratory; the first Portuguese pope
Western Schism; abdicated during the Council of Constance, which had been called by his opponent John XXIII, but whose validity he had confirmed.
Only Dutch Pope, and because today's Netherlands then were a part of Germany by many considered the last German pope until 2005; last non-Italian Pope until 1978
www.gaple.com /articles/List_of_popes   (345 words)

 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An Italian from the Campagna, Pope/St. Soter, like Sts.
Paul and Clement, wrote to the troubled church at Corinth.
The pope also sent gifts to the congregation.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/soter.html   (60 words)

 Peter's Roman Residency
And it was nothing to marvel at, for Paul was there—he that was caught up into the third heaven" (Catechetical Lectures 6:14 [A.D. Optatus
"At Rome the first apostles and bishops were Peter and Paul, then Linus, then Cletus, then Clement, the contemporary of Peter and Paul" (Medicine Chest Against All Heresies 27:6 [A.D. Pope Damasus I
The first see, therefore, is that of Peter the apostle, that of the Roman Church, which has neither stain nor blemish nor anything like it.
www.catholic.com /library/Peter_Roman_Residency.asp   (1538 words)

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