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Pope Sixtus II

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Sixtus II
Papacy began 30 August 257
Papacy ended 6 August 258
Predecessor Stephen I
Successor Dionysius
Personal details
Birth name Sixtus
Born ???
Greece
Died 6 August 258(258-08-06)
Rome, Roman Empire
Other Popes named Sixtus
Papal styles of
Pope Sixtus II
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Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style Saint

Pope Sixtus II or Pope Saint Sixtus II (a corruption of Greek Ξυστος, Xystus, "polished") was Pope from 30 August 257 to 6 August 258. He died as a martyr during the persecution by Emperor Valerian.[1]

According to the Liber Pontificalis, he was Greek by birth; however this is uncertain and disputed[1] by modern western historians arguing that the authors of Liber Pontificalis confused him with that of the contemporary author Xystus who was Greek student of Pythagoreanism. He restored the relations with the African and Eastern Orthodox churches which had been broken off by his predecessor on the question of heretical baptism (see Novatianism).

In the persecutions under Emperor Valerian I in 258, numerous bishops, priests, and deacons were put to death. Pope Sixtus II was one of the first victims of this persecution, being beheaded on 6 August. He was martyred along with six deacons— Januarius, Vincentius, Magnus, Stephanus, Felicissimus and Agapitus.[1] St. Lawrence of Rome, his most well-known deacon, suffered martyrdom on August 10, 3 days after his master, as Sixtus had prophecied.

He is thought to be the author of the pseudo-Cyprianic writing Ad Novatianum, though this view has not found general acceptance. Another composition written at Rome, between 253 and 258, is generally agreed to be his.

It is this Sixtus who is referred to by name in the Roman Canon of the Mass.[1] He and his companion-martyrs are commemorated with an optional memorial on 7 August.

Tomb

The following inscription honoring was placed on his tomb in the catacomb of Callixtus by Pope Damasus I:

At the time when the sword pierced the bowels of the Mother, I, buried here, taught as Pastor the Word of God; when suddenly the soldiers rushed in and dragged me from the chair. The faithful offered their necks to the sword, but as soon as the Pastor saw the ones who wished to rob him of the palm (of martyrdom) he was the first to offer himself and his own head, not tolerating that the (pagan) frenzy should harm the others. Christ, who gives recompense, made manifest the Pastor's merit, preserving unharmed the flock.[2]

Footnotes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Wikisource-logo.svg "Pope St. Sixtus II" in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.
  2. J. P. Migne, Patrologia Latina, XIII, 383–4 [1]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Stephen I
Bishop of Rome
Pope

257–258
Succeeded by
Dionysius