St. Damasus I, pope

St. Damasus I was born circa 306 in Rome. A priest, he was elected the 37th pope in 366. This election also saw the rise of anti-pope Ursinus. The pope was opposed to Arianism and Apollinarianism. He commissioned St. Jerome to do a translation of Scripture, which is now called the Vulgate. Damsus restored shrines, martyrs’ tombs and catacombs. He died Dec. 11, 384, in Rome. St. Damasus is patron saint of archeologists.

Catholic Review

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