Bishop of Alexandria, but not on a permanent basis.
Not to mention his battles with the Arians and the whole 'was JESUS God or Man or God-Man or Man-God or what?' conflicts so very popular at the time.
He is now revered as the great 'Champion of the Faith', having battled Arianism even to the point of persecution and exile.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : May 2nd
Birth and Death Dates : 295-373
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 49
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