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Pope Alexander I Martyred by Decapitation in Rome

Pope Alexander I, from the Sistine Chapel
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Pope Alexander I is believed to have been martyred by decapitation on the Via Nomentana in Rome. Alexander I may be the most obscure pope in Catholic history.

A Pope Alexander I appears in all the ancient lists so it would be unreasonable not to include him, but very few things are attributed to him and even those are improbable at best.

Given the early date of his pontificate, it's reasonable to suppose that he played some role in the development of early Catholic liturgy and practices, but exactly what role has to remain speculation.

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