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Pope Saint Soter
Bishop of Rome
Papacy began c. 167
Papacy ended 174
Predecessor Anicetus
Successor Eleutherius
Personal details
Born Fondi, Campania, Roman Empire
Died c. 174
Rome, Roman Empire
Feast day 22 April

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.


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.

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Bishop of Rome

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