Pope Eleuterus facts

Pope Saint Eleuterus
Papacy began c. 174
Papacy ended 189
Predecessor Soter
Successor Victor I
Personal details
Birth name Eleuterus or Eleutherius
Born ???
Nicopolis, Epirus, Greece
Died 189
Rome, Roman Empire

Pope Eleuterus (??? − 189) was thirteenth Pope, the official title is the Bishop of Rome of the Catholic Church from c. 174 to his death in 189. He was born in Nicopolis, Epirus, Greece.

According to Liber Pontificalis, they ascribe a decree to Pope Eleutherius that no kind of food should be despised by Christians (Et hoc iterum firmavit ut nulla esca a Christianis repudiaretur, maxime fidelibus, quod Deus creavit, quæ tamen rationalis et humana est).


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