24 November 311 – St Peter of Alexandria
During his 11 years as Pope of Alexandria, Peter had drawn up guidance on readmitting people back into the arms of the Catholic church after they’d strayed from the path of righteousness.
Of course, purists were unhappy believing that life shouldn’t be that easy, so his head was cut off when the Romans finally caught up with him.
According to Catholic.org, he is called the ‘seal and complement of martyrs’ as he was the last Christian killed by Roman authorities. He was canonised by the Catholics and today remains his feast day.