African Saints

Popes

Three of the early popes were either from Africa themselves or children of African immigrants to Rome. All three were from this time period and are traditionally considered saints. They are:

Pope Saint Victor I
(189-199)

Pope Saint Miltiades
(311-314)

Pope Saint Gelasius I
(492-496)

Doctors

Three of the thirty-five Doctors of the Church were from Africa, all of them from this time period. They are:

Saint Augustine of Hippo,
(present-day Algeria)

St. Athanasius of Alexandria
(present-day Egypt)

Saint Cyril of Alexandria
(present-day Egypt)

Writers and Theologians

Many of the early writers and theologians had connections with Africa. A partial list would include:

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St Mark the Evangelist

author of the Gospel that bears his name and founder of the Patriarchate of Alexandria
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St. Apollos

may be author of the Epistle to Hebrews
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Saint Ammon the Abbot

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Saint Anatolius of Laodicea

of Egypt
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Saint Aurelius

of Tunisia
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Saint Clement of Alexandria

author of several works, whose cult in the Latin Rite has been suppressed
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Saint Cyprian of Carthage

author of several works
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Saint Didymus the Blind

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Saint Fulgentius of Ruspe

of Tunisia
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Saint Isidore of Pelusium

author of several letters
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Saint Optatus

author against Donatism
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Saint Pierius

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Saint Possidius

author of a life of St. Augustine
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Saint Quodvultdeus

Others

In addition to the categories above, these first centuries gave the Church many other saints, among them:

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