Protomartyrs of Rome

The Protomartyrs of Rome lived in the first century. Nero accused these Christian men and women of burning Rome, although Nero was the actual culprit. Some martyrs were fed to wild animals, some were crucified and others were burned at banquets. They are called the Protomartyrs of Rome because they died before Ss. Peter and Paul.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.