Pope Saint Eleuterus

illustration of Pope Saint Eleuterus, from the book 'The Lives and Times of the Popes' by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, 1911; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Eleuterius
  • Eleutherius
  • Eleutheros

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Son of Habundius. Deacon under Pope Anicetus and Pope Saint Soter. Chosen 13th Pope c.174. Declared opposition to Gnostics and the Montanists. Sent Fugatius and Damjan to convert the Britons. Abolished some Jewish dietary customs for Christians. Martyr.

Born

  • at Nicopolis, Epirus, Greece

Papal Ascension

Died

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Eleuterus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 December 2014. Web. 27 December 2014. <>