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.
St CORNELIUS-OF-CARTHAGE FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : CORNELIUS-OF-CARTHAGE
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of : Unknown at present
God of :
Celebration or Feast Day : September 16th
Birth and Death Dates : 200-258
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Popularity index : 1252