Eusebius (Bishop of Rome)
Eusebius ( Greek : the God-fearing ; † August 17, 309 in Sicily ) was Bishop of Rome for a short time .
According to the Liberian papal catalog , he was bishop of Rome from April 18 to August 17, 309. The dispute that had begun under Marcellus I about the resumption of Christians who had fallen away during the persecution by Diocletian continued under him. Eusebius advocated a return of the apostates after a period of penance. The dispute over this led to riots and violence. Emperor Maxentius banished him and his opponent Heraclius to Sicily , where Eusebius died. His body was probably brought to Rome in 311 and buried in the Catacomb of Calixtus . After his death, the office of bishop was vacant for a while.
Some sources put his death and, accordingly, his term of office a year later. Accordingly, he would have been bishop of Rome in 310 and would have died that year.
He is venerated as a martyr and a saint . His feast day is August 17th (previously September 26th).
- Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz : Eusebius. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Volume 1, Bautz, Hamm 1975. 2nd, unchanged edition Hamm 1990, ISBN 3-88309-013-1 , Sp. 1560.
- Entry in the Catholic Encyclopedia , Robert Appleton Company, New York 1913.
Bishop of Rome
(the term Pope was first used after 384)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Bishop of Rome in 309 or 310|
|DATE OF BIRTH||3rd century|
|DATE OF DEATH||August 17, 309 or 310|
|Place of death||Sicily|