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Pope Anastasius I

Pope Saint
Anastasius I
Papacy began 27 November 399
Papacy ended 19 December 401
Predecessor Siricius
Successor Innocent I
Personal details
Birth name Anastasius
Born ???
Died 19 December 401
Sainthood
Feast day 19 December
Other popes named Anastasius
Papal styles of
Pope Anastasius I
Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style Saint

Pope Anastasius I (died 19 December 401) was [1]

He was born in Rome, the son of Maximus. He condemned the writings of the Alexandrian theologian Origen shortly after their translation into Latin. He fought against these writings throughout his papacy, and in 400 he called a council to discuss them. The council agreed that Origen was not faithful to the Catholic Church.[2]

During his reign he also encouraged Catholics in North Africa to fight [1] Among his friends were Augustine, Jerome, and Paulinus. Jerome speaks of him as a man of great holiness who was rich in his poverty.[4]

He is buried in the [5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Saint of the Day, December 19". SaintPatrickDC.org.  Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  2. ^ a b "Pope Anastasius I". The Ecole Glossary. 
  3. ^ "Letter XCV. From Pope Anastasius to Simplicianus". The Principal Works of St. Jerome. 
  4. ^  
  5. ^ "The 39th Pope, St. Anastasius". Spirituality for Today. Clemons Productions, Inc. 

External links

  • Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Siricius
Pope
399–401
Succeeded by
Innocent I
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