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Agathangelus of Rome
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Agathangelus of Rome (d. 312 CE) was a martyr in Ancyra in Galatia and is remembered together with Clement of Ancyra, the deacons Christopher and Carito, and other martyrs. Information on this martyr comes from the Passio Clementis Ancyrani, which is considered a reliable source by the Bollandists, but not by Baronio and Tillemont. Ever since his adolescence, Clement had displayed a propensity for hermitism and serving the poor and the sick. He joined the clergy in Ancyra and became bishop at a very young age. After having been imprisoned in Ancyra, he was transferred to …

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Ronzani, Rocco, “Agathangelus of Rome”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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