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Peter of Anagni was Benedictine, Bishop, and papal legate. Born in Salerno, Italy, he entered the Benedictines and so distinguished himself as a monk that Pope Gregory VII appointed him Bishop of Anagni. As bishop, he improved the spiritual welfare of the city, built a new cathedral, and promoted the First Crusade to the Holy Land, a venture in which he participated. Pope Urban II sent him to Constantinople as papal legate to the Byzantine Empire. He was canonized in 1109 by Pope Paschal II, a mere four years after his death.[1]

Saint Peter of Anagni
Bishop of Anagni
BornSalerno, Italy
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Canonized4 June 1109 by Pope Pascal II
Feast3 August


  1. ^ St. Peter of Anagni Catholic Online