Carpophorus, Saint

Carpophorus, Saint

(1) was one of the four crowned brothers, martyrs at Rome, in the year 304. The names of the other three were Severus, Severianus, and Victorius, who, with Carpophorus, in the Diocletian persecution, were whipped to death with scourges loaded with lead. Pope Gregory the Great mentions an old church of the four crowned martyrs in Rome, which was subsequently repaired, or rebuilt, by Leo IV and also by Pascal II. This church (Sanctboum Quatuor Coronatorum) is commemorated in an ancient title of a cardinal priest ( see Butler, Nov. 8; Baillet, Nov. 8).

(2) Said to have succeeded Cyprian at Carthage.

(3) The name of a martyr of unknown date, celebrated in Umbria and at Capuia and Milan.

(4) Presbyter, martyr at Spoleto, commemorated Dec. 10, in the old Roman Martyrology.

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