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Bishop and companion of St
Augustine. He was born in Tagaste, North Africa, and was raised as a friend of St. Augustine. He
went to Rome to study law and became a magistrate there. When Augustine arrived in Rome, Alipius
resigned his post and accompanied him to Milan. There he was baptized with Augustine in 387 or 394
by St Ambrose. The two were ordained in Hippo, North Africa, and Alipius became the bishop of
Tagaste, serving in that capacity for thirty years. Alipius´ name was placed in the Roman
Martyrology by Pope Gregory XIII in 1584. The evidence of Alipius´ sanctity was clearly stated by
Augustine's account of his life.
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