Pope in Carthage during Decian persecutions.
When Christians renounced their faith under the intolerable threat of death, he allowed them back into the fold after penance.
This may have been a kindly humanitarian policy, but it was also seen as a bit of a wimp-out in certain quarters. For this he was exiled and died in prison.
Article last updated on 12 April 2009
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Cornelius-of-carthage: Christian Saint (Christian mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 12 Apr. 2009. Web. 23 September 2014.