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Pope Eleuterus

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Pope Saint Eleuterus
Papacy beganc. 174
Papacy ended189
SuccessorVictor I
Personal details
Birth nameEleuterus or Eleutherius
Nicopolis, Epirus, Greece
Rome, Roman Empire

Pope Eleuterus (??? − 189) was thirteenth Pope, the official title is the Bishop of Rome of the Catholic Church from c. 174 to his death in 189. He was born in Nicopolis, Epirus, Greece.[1]

According to Liber Pontificalis, they ascribe a decree to Pope Eleutherius that no kind of food should be despised by Christians (Et hoc iterum firmavit ut nulla esca a Christianis repudiaretur, maxime fidelibus, quod Deus creavit, quæ tamen rationalis et humana est).[2]


  1. Butler, Alban; Attwater, Donald; Thurston, Herbert. Butler's Lives of the Saints (Volume 2). 
  2. Saint Peter. The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis). p. 6. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Victor I