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date: 27 October 2020

Damasus, St (c.304–84), 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

Pope from 366. On the death of *Liberius a conflict broke out between the supporters of Damasus and those of his rival Ursinus, each being elected in a different basilica. The Emp. Valentinian I intervened on behalf of Damasus and banished Ursinus. Damasus was active, by synods and with the help of the imperial power, in suppressing heresy (... ...

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