Monday, January 11, 2016

St. Hyginus, Pope and Martyr


St. Hyginus, Pope and Martyr: According to the Church historian Eusebius, and also St. Iraneus, St. Hyginus succeeded Pope Telesphorus after his martyrdom around the year 138. He reigned for approximately four years. This was during a time of great persecution, though the emperor himself claimed never to have consented to all the torturing and murdering of Christians, according to Eusebius …