Saint of the day

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Date 10 January

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith. 

St. Agatho, Pope

Bd Pope Gregory X

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After the longest conclave in history, Tebaldo Visconti was elected Pope, and took the name Gregory X. At the time of his election, Tebaldo was on Crusade in the Holy Land, and was not yet a priest. He worked for unity with Orthodox in the Council of Lyons. He died in 1276 and was beatified in 1713.  

Pope St Miltiades

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Of African origin, Miltiades was Pope at the time of Constantine’s victory over Maxentius – that is, the victory of the Cross over the persecutors of Christianity. Miltiades began the work of reorganizing the Church and Christian places of worship, but died in 314.  

St. Agatone, Pope