St. Telesphorus
2-Jan

From Butler's Lives of the Saints 1895:
ST. TELESPHORUS, P.M.

HE was a Grecian by birth, and the seventh bishop of Rome. Towards the
end of the year 128, he succeeded Saint Sixtus I., sat eleven years, and
saw the havoc which the persecution of Adrian made in the church. "He
ended his life by an illustrious martyrdom," says Eusebius;[1] which is
also confirmed by St. Irenaeus.[2]

Footnotes:
1. Hist. l. 4, c. 10.
2. L. 3, c. 3.

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