St. Siricius

St. Siricius, born circa 334 in Rome, was elected the 38th pope in 384. Siricius extended the authority of the pope, and he said papal documents must be widely distributed. In a synod in 386, he reaffirmed canon laws. The importance of celibate life for the religious and clergy was reaffirmed in another synod, 390-392. Siricius also healed a schism. He died Nov. 26, 399.

Catholic Review

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