Aurelius, St, Bishop of Carthage

Aurelius, St., Bishop Of Carthage, was born in Italy or Gaul, and retired to Italy in order to give himself up more completely to the, service of God. About the beginning of the year 392 he was elected to succeed Genethlius. He was the intimate friend of St. Augustine, to whom he wrote immediately after his election to demand his prayers and counsel. He assembled various councils, and labored much for the conversion of the Donatists and Pelagians.' His death occurred in the year 425 or 426, and he is commemorated in the ancient calendar of the Church of Carthage on July 20. See Baillet, July 20.

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