Second century pope. Determined the different prerogatives of the clergy, and defined the grades of the ecclesiastical hierarchy. Instituted godparents at baptism to assist the newly born during their Christian life. Decreed that all churches be consecrated.
- Athenian Greek
- “Pope Hyginus”. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 January 2010. Web. 18 December 2013. <http://saints.sqpn.com/pope-hyginus/>