Rad Trads and the Jerusalem Doctor of the Church

His life is woven of two dimensions: on the one hand, pastoral care, and on the other, his involvement, in spite of himself, in the heated controversies that were then tormenting the Church of the East” (Pope Benedict XVI, General Audience, 27 June, 2007).

Born: 315
Died: 386
Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church: 1883 by Pope Leo XIII
Feast Day (pre-1962 calendar): March 18


Cyril was born in Jerusalem near the beginning of the fourth century, a time period in the Church that would see the…

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