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Pope Eleuterus

Eleuterus or Eleutherius, pope from about 175 to 189. Allusions to him are found in the letters of the martyrs of Lyons, cited by Eusebius, and in other documents of the time. The Liber Pontificalis, at the beginning of the 6th century, says that he had relations with a British king, Lucius, who was desirous of being converted to Christianity. This tradition - Roman, not British - is an enigma to critics, and, apparently, has no historical foundation.

preceded by Pope Soter, (166-175)
succeeded by Pope Victor I, (189-199)

from a 1911 encyclopedia



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