Saints John and Paul are two notable Roman martyrs. Both were soldiers and were killed under the cruel Julian the Apostate for the courage with which they refused to support him in his defection from the dogmatic truths of the Catholic Church. Saint John and Saint Paul were asked to worship idols. With the beautiful clarity and courage of soldiers, they refused and were put to death. They are two of the most beloved saints in the Catholic Church. Their names are mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass, and always in the Litany of the Saints.