Pope Mark


Pope Mark
Mark
Papacy began January 18, 336
Papacy ended October 7, 336
Predecessor Sylvester I
Successor Julius I
Personal details
Birth name Marcus
Born ???
Rome, Western Roman Empire ?
Died October 7, 336(336-10-07)
Rome, Western Roman Empire ?
Sainthood
Feast day October 7
Papal styles of
Pope Mark
Emblem of the Papacy SE.svg
Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style apostle

Pope Saint Mark the apostle or Marcus was Pope from January 18, 336 to October 7, 336, date of his death.

Little is known of his early life. According to the Liber Pontificalis, he was a Roman, and his father's name was Priscus. Some evidence suggests that the early lists of bishops and martyrs known as the Depositio episcoporum and Depositio martyrum were begun during his pontificate. Mark also issued a constitution confirming the power of the bishop of Ostia to consecrate newly elected popes. Mark is credited with the foundation of the basilica of San Marco in Rome, and a cemetery church over the Catacomb of Balbina, just outside the city.

Mark died of natural causes and was buried in the catacomb of Balbina, where he had built the cemetery church. His feast day is on October 7.

References

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Sylvester I
Bishop of Rome
Pope

336
Succeeded by
Julius I

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