Jan. 20. ST. FABIAN, POPE AND MARTYR.


Jan. 20. ST. FABIAN, POPE AND MARTYR St. Fabian (d.250) was elected Pope in 236. He promoted the consolidation and development of the Church. He divided Rome into seven diaconates for the purpose of extending aid to the poor. The papacy acquired such prestige during this time that he incurred the ire of Emperor Decius….