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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 164 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SIXTUS, the name of five popes. Sixxus I. (Xystus) was the sixth bishop of Rome (c. 116—125) and took the name on that account. S1XTU8 II., successor of Stephanus I. as bishop of Rome in 2J7, suffered martyrdom under Valerian on the 6th of August 258. He restored the relations with the African and Eastern Churches which had been broken off by his predecessor on the question of heretical baptism. Dionysius succeeded him.
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