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Irenaeus: the Doctor of Unity

The latest Doctor of the Church is St Irenaeus, a Second Century bishop and martyr regarded in a divided Church as a bridge between East and West

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On 7 October this year, Pope Francis announced that he plans to name St Irenaeus of Lyon as the 37th Doctor of the Church, giving him the title “Doctor of Unity”. The tradition of calling certain Christians doctors (teachers) of the Church, goes back to the Middle Ages, when theologians of that time recognised four […]

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