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Mark, Pope (Saint)
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(bishop of Rome from Jan 18 to Oct 7, 336). When Miltiades was pope, Mark (then a deacon) probably held a leadership position alongside the bishop in the Roman church (Eus. Hist. eccl. X 5.18). There is no evidence of how he reacted to the conflicts over the Nicene Creed (Synod of Tyre in 335; banishment of Athanasius to Trier 335/337). Of Mark the Liber pontificalis says only: “He decreed that the bishop of Ostia, who consecrates the bishop of Rome, should wear the pallium and be consecrated in turn by the bishop of Rome” (202f.). He is also c…

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Holze, Heinrich, “Mark, Pope (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13632>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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