Who is Saint Valentine in the Catholic Church?

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Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, possibly a bishop, who assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended and sent by the emperor to the prefect of Rome, who, on finding all his orders to renounce his faith ineffectual, commanded him to be beaten with clubs, and afterwards, to be beheaded. He was executed on February 14, about the year 270.
Saint Valentine (Latin: Valentinius), officially Saint Valentine of Rome,[2] is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and associated since the High Middle Ages with a tradition of courtly love. All that is reliably known of the saint commemorated on February 14 is his name and that he was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to the Milvian bridge to the north of Rome on that day. It is uncertain whether St. Valentine is to be identified as one saint or the conflation of two saints of the same name. Several different martyrologieshave been added to later hagiographies that are unreliable. Because so little is known of him, in 1969 the Roman Catholic Churchremoved his name from the General Roman Calendar, leaving his liturgical celebration to local calendars.[3] The Roman Catholic Church continues to recognize him as a saint, listing him as such in the February 14 entry in the Roman Martyrology,[4] and authorizing liturgical veneration of him on February 14 in any place where that day is not devoted to some other obligatory celebration in accordance with the rule that on such a day the Mass may be that of any saint listed in the Martyrology for that day.[5] Use of the pre-1970 liturgical calendar is also authorized under the conditions indicated in the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of 2007. Saint Valentine's Church in Rome, built in 1960 for the needs of the Olympic Village, continues as a modern, well-visited parish church. Saint Valentine's Day, is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion,[6]as well as in the Lutheran Church.[7] In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Saint Valentine the Presbyter of Rome is celebrated on July 6[8] and HieromartyrValentine (Bishop of Interamna, Terni in Italy) is celebrated on July 30.[9]Notwithstanding, because of the relative obscurity of these two saints in the East, members of the Greek Orthodox Church named Valentinos (male) or Valentina (female) may observe their name day on the Western ecclesiastical calendar date of February 14.[10] From Wikipedia
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