Saint Apollinaris of Ravenna

Saint Apollinaris of Ravenna

First Bishop of Ravenna and Martyr
(† 79)

When Saint Peter, setting out for Rome, left Antioch after seven years as its spiritual Head, he took with him several of the faithful of that city, among them Apollinaris, a disciple of Jesus Christ. He consecrated him bishop a few years later and sent him to Ravenna as its first bishop. Continue reading