|Pope Saint Eusebius|
fictional portrait (17th century)
|Papacy began||18 April 309/310|
|Papacy ended||17 August 309/310|
Sicily, Western Roman Empire
|Feast day||26 September|
|Papal styles of
|Reference style||His Holiness|
|Spoken style||Your Holiness|
|Religious style||Holy Father|
His pontificate lasted only four months, after which, in consequence of disturbances within the Church which led to acts of violence, he was banished by the emperor Maxentius, who had been the ruler of Rome since 306, and had at first shown himself friendly to the Christians. The difficulty arose, as in the case of his predecessor Pope Marcellus I, out of his attitude toward the lapsi, which represented the milder standpoint.
Eusebius died in exile in Sicily and was buried in the catacomb of Callixtus. Pope Damasus I placed an epitaph of eight hexameters over his tomb; the epithet "martyr" contained in them is not to be taken in the strict sense.
His feast is celebrated on 26 September.
- 1911 redrawing from BSB Cod.icon. 375
- Tola, Pasquale (1838). Dizionario Biografico Degli Uomini Illustri Di Sardegna (in Italian) 2. Torino. p. 70.
- "Pope St. Eusebius". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Jackson, Samuel Macauley, ed. (1914). "Eusebius". New Schaff–Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge (third ed.). London and New York: Funk and Wagnalls.
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