Himerius of Tarragona
Himerius of Tarragona (fl.
385) was bishop of Tarragonaduring the 4th century.
He is most notable as being the recipient of the
Directa Decretal, written by Pope Siriciusin February 385 AD. It took the form of a long letter to Himerius replying to the bishop’s requests on various subjects sent several months earlier to Pope Damasus I[ [http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/cms_content?page=223465&event=6450SBF%7C221593%7C6450 apostolic origins ex - Christianbook.com ] ] . It became the first of a series of documents published by the Magisteriumthat claimed apostolic origin for clerical celibacy and reminded ministers of the altar of the perpetual continence required of them.
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07356a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia: Himerius]
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