St. Gaius I, Pope of Rome
Dalmatian by birth, St. Gaius was elected to the bishopric of Rome in 283.
Little is known about him, although legends claim he was related to the
emperor and persecutor Diocletian. Gaius spent the last eight years of his
papacy, which ended with his death in 296, in the catacombs. He was buried
in the cemetary of Calixtus.
Karen Rae Keck
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