Pope Anterus

Pope Saint
Papacy began 21 November 235
Papacy ended 3 January 236
Predecessor Pontian
Successor Fabian
Personal details
Birth name Anterus
Born date unknown
Petilia Policastro, Calabria
Died (236-01-03)3 January 236
Rome, Roman Empire
Feast day 3 January [1]

Pope Anterus (died 3 January 236) was the Bishop of Rome from 21 November 235 to his death in 236. [2] He succeeded Pope Pontian, who had been deported from Rome to Sardinia, along with the antipope Hippolytus.

Anterus was the son of Romulus, born in Petilia Policastro, [1] Calabria. He is thought to have been of Greek origin, [3] and his name may indicate that he was a freed slave. [4] He created one bishop, for the city of Fondi. [3]


Some scholars believe he was martyred, [3] [5] because he ordered greater strictness in searching into the acts of the martyrs, exactly collected by the notaries appointed by Pope Saint Clement I. [3] [6] Other scholars doubt this and believe it is more likely that he died in undramatic circumstances during the persecutions of Emperor Maximinus the Thracian. [4]

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Afrikaans: Pous Anterus
Alemannisch: Anterus
العربية: أنتيروس
asturianu: Papa Anteru
Bân-lâm-gú: Kàu-hông Anterus
български: Антер
brezhoneg: Anterus
català: Papa Anter
Cebuano: Antero
čeština: Anterus
Deutsch: Anterus
eesti: Anterus
Ελληνικά: Πάπας Ανθηρός
español: Antero
Esperanto: Antero (papo)
euskara: Antero
فارسی: آنتروس
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Gaeilge: Pápa Anterus
galego: Antero, papa
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kau-fòng Anterus
한국어: 교황 안테로
hrvatski: Anter
Ilokano: Papa Antero
Bahasa Indonesia: Paus Anterus
italiano: Papa Antero
עברית: אנטרוס
Basa Jawa: Paus Anterus
Kiswahili: Papa Antero
Latina: Anterus
latviešu: Anters
македонски: Папа Антер
مازِرونی: آنتروس
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Gáu-huòng Anterus
Nederlands: Paus Anterus
Norfuk / Pitkern: Pope Anterus
norsk: Anterus
occitan: Antèri
português: Papa Antero
română: Papa Anteriu
shqip: Anteri
Simple English: Pope Anterus
slovenčina: Anter (pápež)
slovenščina: Papež Anter
српски / srpski: Папа Антерије
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Papa Anter
suomi: Anterus
svenska: Anterus
Tagalog: Papa Antero
Türkçe: Anterus
українська: Антер
Tiếng Việt: Giáo hoàng Antêrô
Winaray: Papa Antero
Yorùbá: Pópù Anterus
粵語: 聖安祿