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Little is known about Evaristus. According to the Liber Pontificalis, he came from a family of Hellenic origin. He was elected during the reign of the Roman Emperor Domitian, the time of the second general persecution.
Evaristus laid the foundation for the College of Cardinals, the body that would later become responsible for papal elections. Although there is no historic proof refuting or confirming the claim, he has always traditionally been considered a martyr. His memorial or feast day is October 26.
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