St Martin I


St Martin I was born in Todi, Tuscany, Italy. He was elected as the 74th Pope in 649. Martin conducted the Latern Council where they were condemning monotheism and affirmed that God was truly human and truly divine. He defended the teaching of Christ and was later exiled by the Byzantine emperor Constans II to Crimea. Martin was saved from execution but due to the damage of his imprisonment, he died from starvation in the year 655. Martin I is the last Pope to be martyred.


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Fr Anthony is a priest of the Congregation of St Michael the Archangel, and is currently the Director of Identity and Mission at the Australian Catholic University.

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