First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church (AD 64). Feast Day: 30Jun.
Christians always kept in memory the famous fire in Rome, Italy in the year 64. More than half of Rome was destroyed in this fire. Rumor blamed the tragedy on Emperor Nero, yet he shifted the blame by accusing the Christians. Nero needed to find convenient scapegoats for the terrible conflagration that burned much of the Eternal City.