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Saint Irenaeus

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Jan 20, 2022 / 12:00 pm St. Irenaeus of Lyon is one step closer to being the first martyr to be declared a Doctor of the Church. Pope Francis met with the head of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints on Thursday to discuss the …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Oct 7, 2021 / 06:50 am Pope Francis said on Thursday that he plans to declare St. Irenaeus of Lyon a Doctor of the Church with the title “Doctor unitatis,” meaning “Doctor of Unity.” The pope made the announcement in a speech to the St. …

Celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on June 28, and by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition on August 23, Saint Irenaeus of Lyons was a second-century bishop and writer in present-day France. He is best known for defending Christian orthodoxy, especially the reality of Christ’s human incarnation, against the …