Twelfth Pope of the Catholic Church
Pope Soter (Latin: Soterius; d. 174) was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church who became the 12th Pope, the official title is the Bishop of Rome, from 166 until his death in 174.
|Bishop of Rome|
|Papacy began||c. 167|
|Born||Fondi, Campania, Roman Empire|
Rome, Roman Empire
|Feast day||22 April|
Records from that time mention his letters. One such letter is an admonishment of the moral laxity in the Church at Corinth. Another is regarding who can touch the sacred cloths used in the Mass.
The issue of when to celebrate Easter was discussed again and Catholics were instructed to celebrate the day on a Sunday rather than on Passover which some Churches, particularly in Asia Minor, were doing. He is considered a Saint of the Catholic Church and his feast day is celebrated on April 22.
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-4-1.
- ↑ "Caius and Soter, Saints and Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-4-1.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II, (San Francisco:Harper San Francisco, 1997, pp. 40-41
Media related to Soterius at Wikimedia Commons
- . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of Rome