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Ruth Johnson wrote:


  • Is St. Christopher no longer considered a Saint?


  { Is St. Christopher no longer considered a Saint? }

Eric replied:

Hi Ruth,

That is not true. Rather, his cult has been suppressed (i.e. his feast has been removed from the calendar and devotion no longer encouraged) due to lack of historical evidence and prevalence of fantastic legends surrounding him.

Lack of historical evidence doesn't mean he didn't exist and therefore is not a saint, but the church has thought it prudent to de-emphasize devotion to him. By no means has he been de-canonized or eliminated as a Saint.

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Eric Ewanco

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