Caius (bishop of Milan)

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Caius
Bishop of Milan
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Church Catholic Church
In office early 3rd-century
Predecessor Anathalon
Successor Castritian
Sainthood
Feast day 27 September
Venerated in Catholic Church

Caius (or Gaius, Italian: Caio) was Bishop of Milan in early 3rd-century. He is honoured as a Saint in the Catholic Church and his feast day is on September 27.[1]

Life[edit]

Almost nothing is known about the life and the episcopate of Caius, except that he was bishop of Milan in early 3rd-century, that he died on the 26 September and that his corpse was allegedly buried in a cemetery in the area of the Basilica Naboriana, now demolished. His relics were later translated into the near Basilica of Sant'Ambrogio.[1]

Middle age texts, such as the Historia Dataria dated 11th-century, add biographic details which are to be considered legendary, such as his presence in Rome at the martyrdom of Saint Peter and Saint Paul and the conversion by him of Saints Vitalis, Valeris and Gervasius and Protasius.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruggeri, Fausto (1991). I Vescovi di Milano. Milano: NED. p. 7. ISBN 88-7023-154-2. (Italian)
  2. ^ Cazzani, Eugenio (1996). Vescovi e arcivescovi di Milano. Milano: Massimo. p. 10. ISBN 88-7030-891-X. (Italian)