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Pope Saint Damasus I (pronounced /ˈdæməsəs/ DAM-əs-əs) was the pope of the Catholic Church from 366 to 384. He was born around 305,[1] probably near the city of Idanha-a-Velha (in Lusitania, Hispania), in what is present-day Portugal, or near the city of Castelo Branco (also in Lusitania, now Central Portugal), then part of the Western Roman Empire. His life coincided with the rise of Constantine I and the reunion and redivision of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires, associated with the … [More]