St. Sixtus II

St. Sixtus II, who was Greek, was a philosopher who converted to Christianity as an adult. He became a deacon in Rome and then became pope Aug. 30, 257. He was arrested while celebrating Mass during Valerian’s persecutions. St. Sixtus II was beheaded for his faith in August 258.

Catholic Review

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