Pope Sixtus I

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Pope Sixtus I (also known as Xystus) was the sixth successor to Saint Peter as the Bishop of Rome of the Catholic Church. He served from approximately 116-125 C.E.[1]

He decreed that the people should chant with the priest during the Sanctus at the Holy Communion section of the Catholic Mass.[2]

He is considered a Saint by the Catholic Church. He died a martyr. His feast day is April 3 or 6.[3]

Reference[change | change source]

  1. Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II, (San Francisco:Harper San Francisco, 1997, p. 37
  2. Catholic Encyclopedia , (NY:Robert Appleton Company) [1]
  3. Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II, (San Francisco:Harper San Francisco, 1997, p. 38