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Theodore of Canterbury (Saint)/Theodore of Tarsus
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(602, Tarsus – Sep 19, 690, Canterbury [?]). When Wighard, who had been appointed to succeed Archbishop Deusdedit of Canterbury, died in Rome in 667, Abbot Hadrian of Hiridanum Abbey near Naples suggested the learned Greek monk Theodore of Tarsus; Pope Vitalinus consecrated him as archbishop in 668. He was living at the time in a community of Cilician monks in the Roman abbey of St. Anastasius ad Aquas Salvias (later Tre Fontane) on the southern edge of the city. There is no relia…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Theodore of Canterbury (Saint)/Theodore of Tarsus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026001>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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