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Saint Papulus (French: Papoul) was, according to Christian tradition, a priest who worked with Saturninus of Toulouse to evangelize southern Gaul. Papulus is considered an evangelist of the Lauragais.
He was martyred, like Saturninus, during the persecutions of Diocletian. Papulus’ unreliable legend states that upon reaching Carcassonne, he and Saturninus were imprisoned in a tower by the magistrate Rufinus, but they were miraculously released and went to Toulouse. Saturninus went into Spain, leaving Papulus in charge of the Christian converts at Toulouse. His legend states that he performed countless miracles and converted many pagans. He was ultimately beheaded after being tortured.
- abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Lives of the Saints, November 29, Saint Saturninus
- Sabine Baring-Gould, The Lives of the Saints (J. Hodges, 1880), 65
- Sabine Baring-Gould, The Lives of the Saints (J. Hodges, 1880), 65.
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Carcassonne
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