Alexander I of Rome

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Eighth-century fresco of Saint Pope Alexander I from the Church of Santa Maria Antiqua in the Roman Forum.

The our father among the saints Alexander I of Rome was the third in succession after the Apostle Peter as bishop of Rome, probably during the years 105 to 115. His life is largely legendary. Apparently elected bishop as a twenty year old, his identification as bishop of Rome is based upon various documents of questionable accuracy written in the centuries after his repose. He may have been a martyr. He is commemorated on March 16.

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Alexander I of Rome
Preceded by:
Bishop of Rome
Succeeded by:
Sixtus I
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