Syrus of Genoa

Syrus of Genoa

Infobox Saint
name= Saint Syrus of Genoa
death_date=~381 AD
feast_day= June 29; July 7 (translation of his relics; in Genoa)

imagesize= 250px

Saint Syrus of Genoa (Italian: San Siro di Genova) (d. June 29, 381) was a priest and later the bishop of Genoa during the fourth century. Born at Struppa, he had a reputation for holiness and zeal. He died at an advanced age of natural causes and was buried in the city. He is the main patron of the city of Genoa. Tradition states that he was succeeded by Romulus of Genoa.


St. Lawrence Cathedral, founded probably in the 5th or 6th century AD, was originally dedicated to Syrus. Later a church devoted to the Twelve Apostles was built, which was in turn flanked and replaced by a new cathedral dedicated to St. Lawrence martyr, in Romanesque style.


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