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Saint Pudens in Wikipedia
Saint Pudens was an early Christian saint and martyr.
He is mentioned as a layman of the Roman Church in 2 Timothy
4:21. According to tradition, he lodged Saint Peter and was
baptised by him, and was martyred under Nero (reigned 54-68).
He is commemorated on April 14 in the Eastern Orthodox Church
calendar and May 19 according to the Dominican Martyrology.
He is said to have been the son of Quintus Cornelius Pudens, a
Roman Senator. He is said to have had two sons, Novatus and
Timotheus, and two daughters, Praxedes and Pudentiana, all
saints, but if Pudens life is documented, those of his
daughters is derived only by the existence of two ancient
churches, Santa Prassede and Santa Pudenziana in Rome.
The acts of the synod of Pope Symmachus (499) show the
existence of a titulus Pudentis, a church with the authority
to administer sacraments. It is possible that a wrong
interpretation of the titulus led to the creation of the
figure of Pudentiana, and that the "church of Santa
Pudenziana" was actually a "church of Pudens".