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Name:
Pope Soter
Preceded by: St. Anicetus (155 - 166)
Succeeded by: St. Eleutherius (175 - 189)
Roman Catholic Pope #12

Dates:
Born: Italy
Died: c. 0174 CE
Pope: c. 0166 - c. 0174 (c. 8 years)
Former Feast Day: April 22

Biography:
The name Soter is Greek for "preserver" or "deliverer," but there are some indications in the records that Soter came from Italy rather than Greece. Soter seems to have been responsible for setting a yearly festival to commemorate Easter. Prior to this Christians in the West marked the resurrection of Jesus on every Sunday while in the East celebrated it on the day of Jewish passover, regardless of what day of the week it occured. Soter also developed a reputation for caring for the poor in Rome.

Also Known As: none

Alternate Spellings: none

Common Misspellings: none

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