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How the Fifth Pope Dealt with Church Growth

Taylor Marshall writes: The exile of Saint Clement from Rome left the Church of Rome in need of a new shepherd. Pope Saint Evaristus succeded Clement as the fifth Bisohp of Rome, having reigned from about AD 99 to 107 AD. His name in Greek means “well pleasing.” According to the Liber Pontificalis, he was “born in Greece of a Jewish father named Judah, originally from the city of Bethlehem.” Saint John, the last of the living Apostle, died either just before or during his pontificate. His pontificate was the first in which the personal authority of the Apostles was absent. This makes Saint Evaristus the first post-apostolic pope of the Catholic Church. Continue reading>>>

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