see CalixtusCalixtus, Georgius
, 1586–1656, German Protestant theologian, whose original name was Georg Callisen. He extended the influence of Melanchthon, and sought a basis, such as the Apostles' Creed, for uniting Christian churches.
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However, there have only been two popes each from two of the most Catholic nations of earth: Spain (Pope Alexander VI and Pope Callixtus III) and Portugal (Pope Damasus and Pope John XXI).
FEAST DAY OF POPE ST CALLIXTUS I 1890: Dwight D Eisenhower - ''Ike'''' - Second World War military leader and 34th US President, was born in Dension, Texas.
Their work was based on analysis of 22 skeletons found in the Catacombs of St Callixtus on the Appian Way, an area utilized in the 3rd to 5th centuries AD.
4) From the time of Callixtus II (the pope of the Concordat of Worms in 1122) to the present, (5) concordats have been concluded in various forms (the Concordat of Worms, for example, consisted of two separate declarations, one by the pope and one by the emperor), under various names (the term concordat being often reserved for the more solemn and comprehensive agreements, while for the others the terms accord, convention, exchange of notes, protocol, modus vivendi, treaty, and others, are used), and on various matters (traditionally categorized as spiritual, mixed, and temporal).
Distressed that her dear city had recently suffered an incursion by Neapolitan mercenaries, she raises an admonitory finger over the towers of a miniature Siena, telling the Borgia Pope Callixtus III to safeguard its gates, through which an elfin muletrain carries sacks of grain to the crowded city.
She mentions references in the New Testament, a fresco in the Catacombs of Callixtus, banquet scenes from the fourth-century Catacombs of Sts.
He was officially recognised as a saint by Pope Callixtus II in 1123.