He was Born in Tuscany.  He was raised to the See of Peter in 440.  He reigned as Pope between 440 and 461.  In an edict in 445, he persuaded Emperor Vanentinian to recognize the primacy of the Bishop of Rome.  He confirmed the doctrine of the Incarnation.  He labored strenuously to safeguard the integrity of the faith and vigorously defended the unity of the Church.  He softened the rush of barbarians and has deservedly won the title “the Great”.  He died in 461, leaving many letters and writings of great historical value.

FEAST DAY :  November 10

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