St. Leo the Great (391 – 461) was Pope during a period of violence in Rome. When the notorious Attila the Hun and his warriors came to attack the city, Pope Leo came out to talk to him. Seeing the Pope to be a man of God, Attila agreed to spare the city! Pope Leo also helped to remove many wrong beliefs and struggled to keep the unity of the Church. He promoted human dignity and equality, which were unusual ideas in his time. His feast day is on 10 November.