bishop of ROME, from 398 to his death in 402, took the side of Jerome in his controversy with Rufinus respecting Origen.
He excommunicated Rufinus and condemned the works of Origen, confessing, however, that he had never heard Origen's name before the translation of one of his works by Rnfinus. (Constant, Epist. Pontif. Rom.
p. 715.) Jerome praises him in the highest terms. (Epist.