Saint Leo I, Saint Leo the Great, Pope Leo the Great
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November 10, 461
With his faith in God as his only weapon, Saint Leo fought the invaders from taking over his country.
Saint Leo was the first Pope of the Catholic Church to have been called “The Great” due to his extraordinary faith, wisdom, and courage that generated much respect and regard for the Papacy.
Pope Leo I (c. 391 or 400 – 10 November 461) was pope from 29 September 440 to his death.
He was an Italian aristocrat, and is the first pope of the Catholic Church to have been called "the Great". He is perhaps best known for having met Attila the Hun in 452 and persuading him to turn back from his invasion of Italy. He is also a Doctor of the Church.