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Cornelius, Saint

Cornelius, Saint kôrnēl´yəs [key], d. 253, pope (251–253) successor of St. Fabian. His rule was marked by the support of St. Cyprian and the opposition of the antipope Novatian , and by the problem of readmitting to the church Christians who apostatized during persecution. Cornelius was martyred under Gallus. He was succeeded by St. Lucius I. Feast: Sept. 16.

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