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Pope Cornelius

Pope Cornelius, pope, was elected in 251 during the lull in the persecution of the emperor Trajan Decius. Two years afterwards, under the emperor Trebonianus Gallus, he was exiled to Centuricellae[?] (Civita Vecchia), where he died. He was very intimate with St Cyprian, and is commemorated with him on September 16, which is not, however the anniversary of his death. He died in June 253.

preceded by Pope Fabian, (236-250)
succeeded by Pope Lucius I, (253-254)



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