Funny how the U.S. coordinated the attack during the Octave of a Syrian Pope.
Anicetus was a Syrian from Emesa. He became pope about 155 and actively opposed Marcionism and Gnosticism. His pontificate saw the appearance of the controversy between East and West over the date of Easter. St. Polycarp, a discipleof John, is reported to have visited him in Rome about the dispute, which was to accelerate and grow more heated over the following centuries. MORE