New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Sixtus I

[Pope Saint Sixtus I]
Derivation

  • Latin: semtus, the sixth

Article

Also written as Xystus.

Reigned from 116 to 125. Born in Rome, Italy; died there. Although various dates are given for his pontificate, it is certain that he reigned about ten years. As pope he passed three ordinances

  1. only priests may touch the sacred vessels
  2. bishops returning from the Apostolic See to their dioceses must present Apostolic letters
  3. the priest shall recite the Sanctus with the people during the Mass

Feast, Roman Calendar, 6 April.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Sixtus I”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 April 2012. Web. 20 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/pope-saint-sixtus-i-ncd/>