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St. Cyprian

We come now to an excellent African bishop of the third century, St. Cyprian, “the first bishop in Africa to obtain the crown of martyrdom.” His fame, Pontius the Deacon, his first biographer, attests, is also linked to his literary corpus and pastoral activity during the thirteen years between his conversion and his martyrdom (cf. Life and Passion of St. Cyprian 19, 1; 1, 1)…

Taken from Great Christian Thinkers by Pope Benedict XVI

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