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  • FABIAN [FABIANUS], Saint (d.
  • 29) relates how the Christians, having assembled in Rome to elect a new bishop, saw a dove alight upon the head of Fabian, a stranger to the city, who was thus marked out for this dignity, and was at once proclaimed bishop, although there were several famous men among the candidates for the vacant position.
  • Fabian was martyred during the persecution under the emperor Decius, his death taking place on the 10th of January 250, and was buried in the catacomb of Calixtus, where a memorial has been found.
  • Although there is very little authentic information about Fabian, there is evidence that his episcopate was one of great importance in the history of the early church.
  • See the article on "Fabian" by A.

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