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Pope Celestine I

Born: ?
Died: 27-Jul-432 AD
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Basilica di Santa Prassede

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Religion

Nationality: Ancient Rome
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 422-432 AD

Celestine I, Roman Catholic Pope from 422 to 432. At his accession the dissensions caused by the faction of Eulalius had not yet abated. He, however, triumphed over them, and his episcopate was peaceful. When the doctrines of Nestorius were denounced to him, he instructed Cyril, bishop of Alexandria, to follow up the matter. The emperor Theodosius II convoked an ecumenical couficil at Ephesus, to which Celestine sent his legates. He had some difficulties with the bishops in Africa on the question of appeals to Rome, and with the bishops of Provence with regard to the doctrines of St. Augustine. To expedite the extirpation of Pelagianism, he sent to Britain a deacon. called Palladius, at whose instigation St. Germanus of Auxerre crossed the English Channel, as delegate of the pope and bishops of Gaul, to inculcate orthodox principles upon the clergy of Britain. He also commissioned Palladius to preach the gospel in Ireland which was beginning to rally to Christianity. Celestine was the first pope who is known to have taken a direct interest in the churches of Britain and Ireland.

Father: Priscus

    Roman Catholic Pope 422 to 27-Jul-432 AD

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