Pope Soter

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Soter
Bishop of Rome
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Papacy beganc. 167
Papacy ended174
PredecessorAnicetus
SuccessorEleutherius
Personal details
BornFondi, Campania, Roman Empire
Diedc. 174
Rome, Roman Empire
Sainthood
Feast day22 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.[1]

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Records from that time mention his letters.[2] 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.[3]

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.[3]

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Emblem of the popes
  1. "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2013-4-1.
  2. "Caius and Soter, Saints and Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2013-4-1.
  3. 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

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Media related to Soterius at Wikimedia Commons

  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Popes Sts. Caius and Soter" . Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |HIDE_PARAMETER= (help)
  • Catholic Hierarchy, Popes in sequence


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Anicetus
Bishop of Rome
Pope

167–175
Succeeded by
Eleuterus