Barbatus ST., bishop of Benevento, was born about the end of the year 603. In his youth he was employed in preaching, and was made curate of the Church of St. Basil, in Morcona. He strove to destroy the remnants of superstition among the Lombards, and in 663 was made bishop of Benevento. He attended the. Council of Rome in 680, under pope Agatho, and died Feb. 19, 682. See Baillet, Feb. 19.