Protasius (bishop of Milan)
|Archbishop of Milan|
|Term ended||c. 343|
|Feast day||24 November|
|Venerated in||Catholic Church|
|Shrines||Oratorio di San Protaso|
Athanasius of Alexandria, in his Apologia ad Constantium, mentioned that Protasius was with him when he spoke to the Roman Emperor Constantius II; this episode can be dated about 342 or 343. In 343, Protasius attended the Council of Sardica and signed its decrees, standing up against the Arians and supporting the faith of the Council of Nicaea.
Protasius died about 343 on 24 November. His body was buried in Milan in the Church of San Vittore al Corpo (Saint Victor Maurus), where it is venerated still. A late tradition, with no historical basis, associates Protasius with a Milanese family, the Algisi.
- Ruggeri, Fausto (1991). I Vescovi di Milano. Milano: NED. p. 9–10. ISBN 88-7023-154-2.(in Italian)
- Pasini, Cesare (1992). "Protaso di Milano, santo (sec. IV)". Dizionario della Chiesa Ambrosiana. 5. Milano: NED. p. 2969–2971. ISBN 88-7023-102-X.(in Italian)
- Athanasius. "Apologia ad Constantium, par 3". New Advent. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
- Cazzani, Eugenio (1996). Vescovi e arcivescovi di Milano. Milano: Massimo. p. 15. ISBN 88-7030-891-X.(in Italian)
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