Gaudiosus of Naples
|Saint Gaudiosus of Naples|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
Saint Gaudiosus of Naples (Gaudiosus the African) was a bishop of Abitina (Abitine, Abitinia) in Africa Province during the 5th century. Abitina was a village near Carthage in present-day western Tunisia.
Born Septimius Celius Gaudiosus, he fled North Africa during the persecutions of Genseric, king of the Vandals, in a leaky boat and arrived at Naples with other exiled churchmen, including the bishop of Carthage, who was named Quodvultdeus. Arriving around 439 AD, he established himself on the acropolis of Naples.
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