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Eric Fournier

Christian bishop. Details on the life of Victor of Vita are known exclusively through his own History of the Persecution in the African Provinces, from both specific sentences in the first person and the level of detail that he presents in different episodes of his account of the Vandal period. Victor was most likely born between c. 440 and 445 CE and originated from the city of Vita in the northern part of the Roman province of Byzacena The first personal memory that he relates is his meeting with the old bishop Valerianus of Avensa sometime after 455 in terms that imply he was not a cleric yet By the end of the Vandal king Gaiseric s reign in January 477 Victor knew an intendant of the palace Saturus and he was in the capital when the Carthaginian clerics were allowed to return from exile probably in ...


Tedros Abraha

Eritrean Catholic bishop, lexicographer, and grammarian, was born in Hebo (Eritrea) on 11 April 1889 to Gebre Iyesus Gebre Medhen and Sellas Jegger. His grandfather, an orthodox priest converted to the Catholic Church by Saint Justin de Jacobis (1800–1860), was from a noble family of Gwela related to Emperor Yohannes IV and Dejazmach Subagades (1770–1831).

At the end of his training for the priesthood in Akrur and Keren, Yaqob Gebre Iyesus was ordained priest by Bishop Camillo Carrara on 30 April 1913. After his ordination, he worked as pastor in the parishes of Beraqit, Ginda, Akrur, and Segeneiti, and in 1918 he was appointed translator and adviser to Bishop Carrara for a period of three years He was also active in pastoral ministry in teaching and was in charge of censoring the publications printed at the Francescana Printing Press At the end of his term he moved to ...