With 34 years as bishop, he left the Church with one of the richest legacies of all time.
In 395, Augustine was named bishop of Hippo (modern-day Annaba, Algeria), becoming the spokesman of the Church in North Africa.
As bishop, Augustine guided his flock for 34 years, instructing them by his teaching and writing.
He is especially honored for his highly developed, careful explanations of the faith, as well as his Confessions, The City of God, and various treatises and sermons.
St. Augustine died in 430 and was honored as a saint immediately after his death. He is also a doctor of the Church.
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