Although Astorga and León are distant 50 km from each other, they seem to make a single community. The bishops of Astorga, León and Mérida, Basilides and Martialis, fell during the persecutions, and the Presbyter Felix and the Deacon Aelius remained the most senior clerics in the place (we may suppose that there were no other presbyters there, although it is possible, that they did not sign the letter to the African bishops) after their deposition. They appealed to Rome and were aquitted by Cornelius, so the Iberian clergy wrote to Carthage; the council of AD 254 confirmed the decision of the Spaniards, as shown in this passage. The decision was notified by Cyprian to Stephen of Rome, who probably accepted it.
Bishop Geminius may very well have been the Presbyter Geminius Faustinus mentioned in Letter 1 of Cyprian .