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Sixtus I

[siks-tuh s] /ˈsɪks təs/
noun
1.
Saint, pope a.d. 116?–125?.
Also, Xystus I.

Sixtus II

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 258, pope 257–258.
Also, Xystus II.

Sixtus III

noun
1.
Saint, pope a.d. 432–440.
Also, Xystus III.
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