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Pope St. Victor I
While there is sometimes speculation about whether the Roman Catholic Church will ever have an African pope, it has already had three. All of them were Berbers. Victor I was the first bishop of Rome born in the Roman Province of Africa—probably in Leptis Magna (or Tripolitania). He was pope between 189-199 and is best known for his role in the Quartodeciman controversy between Rome and the bishops of Asia Minor over the dating of Easter. Victor called a meeting of Italian bishops at Rome, which is the earliest Roman synod known, says the Catholic Encyclopedia.

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