Martyrs (d. Third Century)
+ Cornelius was elected bishop of Rome in 251. As pope, he fought against various heresies and, with the help of the bishop Cyprian, he also worked to enforce the papal authority.
+ Driven into exile by the Emperor Gallus, Cornelius died in 253. His body was later returned to Rome and buried in the Cemetery of St. Callistus.
+ Cyprian was born to pagan parents in Carthage (North Africa) around the year 210.
+ After his conversion to… Daily meditation