He was the thirty-ninth Pope. He was a Spaniard, born in Rome. He is called by Saint Jerome, “an incomparable man.” He was the Pope of the second Ecumenical Council of the Church (the Council of Constantinople I) which defended the Divinity of the Holy Ghost. He was the Pope who assigned Saint Jerome to make the complete Latin version of the Holy Scriptures which has served all true Catholics from that time to this. One of the great devotions of Saint Damasus was to Saint Laurence the martyr who shed his blood in 258.