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St. Leo the Great: The Pope Who Clarified the Humanity and Divinity of Christ

The fresco of St. Leo the Great, doctor of the Church, in the cupola of Chiesa di San Massimo Paolo Emilio Volgari (19th century)

St. Leo’s papacy began nine years after the Council of Ephesus. His most famous work set the stage for defining Christological doctrines at the Council of Chalcedon in 451.