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Pope Soter

Pope Soter, also known as the Pope of Charity, was pope from 166 to 174. He declared that matrimony[?] was valid only as a sacrament blessed by a priest. Soter was born in Fondi[?] (Italy) and died, the story has it, as a martyr. He was buried in the Calixtus cemetery[?] in Rome.

His feast day is April 22.

Soter is from the Greek word for "Saviour".

preceded by Pope Anicetus, (155-166)
succeeded by Pope Eleuterus, (175-189)



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