St. Sixtus I, Pope of Rome
A Roman whose name suggests he was of Greek descent, Pope/St. Sixtus led
the Roman see during the reign of Hadrian. The probable dates of Sixtus'
papacy are c. 115-c. 125; ancient sources agree that he ruled ten years,
but few agree about which ten. Legends say he was a martyr, but modern
scholars think martyrdom during a time when persecution had ceased
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