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Pope Liberius (310 – 24 September 366) was Pope of the Catholic Church from 17 May 352 until his death on 24 September 366.[1] According to the Catalogus Liberianus, he was consecrated on 22 May as the successor to Pope Julius I. Liberius is mentioned in the Greek Menology, the Eastern equivalent to the martyrologies of the Western Church and a measure of sainthood prior to the institution of the formal Western processes of canonization.

Saint Liberius
Papacy began17 May 352[a]
Papacy ended24 September 366
PredecessorJulius I
SuccessorDamasus I
Personal details
Birth nameLiberius
Died(366-09-24)24 September 366
Rome
Sainthood
Feast day27 August
Venerated inCatholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church

NotesEdit

  1. The Liberian Catalogue lists the date of Liberius's consecration as 22 May. Catholic Encyclopedia gives 17 May, noting that the 22nd was not a Sunday. The date could also be 21 June, a Sunday, which differs from 22 May by only one letter in the Roman calendar (XI Kal. Jun/Jul.)

ReferencesEdit

  1.   "Pope Liberius" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.