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St Callistus I


St. Callistus I was said to have been a slave. He was ordained a deacon once he was freed by Pope Zephyrinus and later succeeded him as Pope. He organized the first Christian cemetery in Rome and instituted the Ember Day Fasts. St. Callistus was martyred in 222 A.D. during the reign of Alexander Severus.