Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1125
Geminus, the bishop of Furnos (North Africa), may have been presbyter before. "Sententiae Episcoporum", the Council of Carthage, 256 AD.
59. Geminus a Furnis dixit [...]
(ed. Diercks 2004: 83)
59. Geminus from Furnos said [...]
(trans. S. Adamiak)


Bishop Geminus (or Geminius, as Augustine transcribes his name in the relevant passage of "On the Baptism") may very well have been the presbyter Geminius Faustinus mentioned in Letter 1 of Cyprian [1015].

Place of event:

  • Latin North Africa
  • Carthage
  • Furnos

About the source:

Title: Sententiae Episcoporum, Concilium Carthaginiense a. 256
Origin: Carthage (Latin North Africa)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
The “Sententions of the Bishops” have been preserved among the works of Cyprian. They are the transcription of the opinions expressed by the African bishops gathered by Cyprian on 1 September 256 to express their opinion on the validity of the baptism administered by the heretics; two previous councils on the same issue took place in 255 and Spring 256.
G.F. Diercks ed., Sententiae Episcoporum numero LXXXVII de haereticis baptizandis, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 3E, Turnhout 2004.
P. Bernardini, Un solo battesimo una sola chiesa. Il concilio di Cartagine del settembre 256, Bologna 2009.


Further ecclesiastical career - Bishop
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