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Stephen I

(of Rome; fl. 3d c.). Pope 254–257. Opposed Cyprian* of Carthage in the question of heretical Baptism, holding that the validity of Baptism depends not on the officiating person but on the institution of Christ and on administration in conformity with that institution.

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