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. Pope Cornelius Facts and Figures
Name: Pope Cornelius
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Cornelius of Carthage
Birth and Death Dates: 200-258
Celebration or Feast Day: September 16th
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 142
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