Lucifer of Cagliari


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Lucifer of Cagliari

(lo͞o`sĭfər, kälyä`rē), d. 370, bishop of Cagliari, Sardinia (353–70), violent opponent of ArianismArianism
, Christian heresy founded by Arius in the 4th cent. It was one of the most widespread and divisive heresies in the history of Christianity. As a priest in Alexandria, Arius taught (c.
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. As legate of Pope Liberius he went to the council at Milan (355) that Constantius disbanded by exiling the Catholic delegates. Lucifer was bitter against those who seemed to submit to Arianism, and on his return to Sardinia (362) he formed a sect of his own, barring all who had strayed into Arianism at all. His peremptory consecration of a bishop for Antioch (outside his jurisdiction) perpetuated the schism of MeletiusMeletius, Saint
, d. 381, Catholic bishop, leader of the Meletian faction in the Antiochene schism. Meletius became (361) Catholic patriarch after the Arians deposed Eustathius.
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