Agrippinus of Naples
|Saint Agrippinus of Naples|
|Died||end of the 3rd century|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||cathedral of Naples|
Saint Agrippinus (Arpinus) of Naples (Italian: Sant'Agrippino di Napoli, Sant'Arpino) (3rd century) was a bishop of Naples and is venerated in that city as a saint. According to tradition, Agrippinus was the sixth bishop of Naples. He lived at the end of the 3rd century, and seems not to have been a martyr.
Burial and veneration
The foundation of the church of San Gennaro extra Moenia in Naples is connected with the Catacombs of San Gennaro, the largest Christian catacomb complex in southern Italy. The first structure was probably the result of the fusion of two ancient burial sites, one from the 2nd century CE that contained the remains of Saint Agrippinus, and the site from the 4th century that contained the remains of Januarius.
In 1744, Cardinal Giuseppe Spinelli, archbishop of Naples, conducted a search for Agrippinus' relics. He found a marble vase with the following words written: "Indeterminate relics that are believed to be the body of Saint Agrippinus."