Pope Leo The Great

(400 – November 10, 461) He did what no army could do… stop Attila The Hun. In 452, when the King of the Huns, Attila, invaded Italy and threatened Rome, Pope Leo went to meet him personally to beg him to withdraw. Attila, so impressed with Leo, simply turned around and left. Unfortunately, Leos intercession could not prevent the sack of the city by the Vandals in 455, but murder and arson were repressed by his influence. 

In addition to this great achievement, Saint Leo is remembered for his writings on equality of all men, and the call for all to live in dignity. His feast day is April 11.


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