Priest. During a period of turmoil in his diocese, Bellinus stayed loyal to the bishop appointed by the legitimate Pope. Bishop of Padua, Italy. Led a reform of the spiritual lives of the canons in his diocese, and the effort to rebuild the cathedral after its destruction in 1117 by earthquake. Worked to re-build the status and dignity of the Church, defended Church rights and helped build schools. Killed by assassins paid by the Capodivacca family of Padua; Bellinus was becoming very effective in building up the Church at the expense of the noble families. Martyr.
- stabbed by assissins 1151 on a forest road while on a trip to Rome, Italy
- buried in the church of San Giacomo in Lugarano, Italy
- the church was destroyed by flood and the relics relocated to the church of San Bellinus in San Martino di Variano, Italy
- relics relocated to a newly built chapel in San Martino di Variano in 1647
- “Saint Bellinus of Padua“. Saints.SQPN.com. 31 October 2014. Web. 27 November 2014. <>