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Chief of the Apostles

“To Gregory, bishop of Alexandria, Amphion, bishop of Nicomedia, Donatus, bishop of Carthage, . . . Wherefore the whole council, following ancient law, condemned Julius of the city of Rome, Hosius, Protogenes, Gaudentius, and Maximin of Trkves, as originators of the communion of Marcellus, Athanasius, and other miscreants, . . . for it was Julius I of the city of Rome, as chief and leader of the wicked, who first opened the door of communion to infamous and condemned men.” [Letter from Philipfopolis of the Eusebians, preserved in Hilary, Fragmentum 3 [A.D. 342]).

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