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  • Theodorus, S. (43) — 43S. Theodorus, Ep. M. (4. Juli). Dieser hl. Bischof lebte und litt in der Landschaft Cyrene in Libyen während der Diocletianischen Verfolgumg. Er wurde wegen des Glaubens an Christus und für die heil. Bücher, welche er auszuliefern sich weigerte …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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