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Anterus Elected Pope

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Anterus is elected pope. Just about the only thing that is known about Pope Anterus is that he was Greek — and even that isn't entirely certain. Some believe that Anterus is martyred, but there is no evidence of that, and it is more likely that he died of natural causes. He will be the first pope to be buried in the new papal crypt in the cemetery of Callistus on the Appian Way.

Not every pope with a Greek name was Greek, and it is likely that many are Romans who change their names in memory of St. Peter, whose name was changed to Greek by Jesus. This custom will continue for a long time — popes with Greek names can be found through the Middle Ages — it but will fall out of favor long before the modern age.

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