February 6th, 2020 | 14 mins 2 secs
early church, history, martyrdom, persecution, roman canon
Our pope this week is one of the greatest heroes of the ancient Church that you’ve never heard of. Well, at least, not until now. He was only pope for a short time, but his witness and heroic martyrdom left a mark that has echoed down through the centuries. Almost 18 centuries, in fact.
August 2nd, 2019 | 13 mins 12 secs
antipope, early church, hippolytus, pontian, popecast
This week is a Popecast unlike any other. Our pope this episode was not only the first in history to resign his office, but he did so after being exiled alongside his archrival, a man who had set himself up as the Church’s first antipope. And the craziest part about it? Both of them are now saints.