Sunday, May 4, 2014

St Soter 12th Pope

St Soter was the 12th Pope from 168 to 175. He was born in Fondi, Campania which is now in southern Italy. As Pope he declared that marriage is valid as a sacrament only if blessed by a priest. He was also responsible for setting a yearly festival to celebrate Easter. Pope Soter was also known for caring for the poor in Rome. His Feast day is on April 22.

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