Ignatius, was one of the early church fathers. He was a beloved disciple of John and was consecrated as a bishop by the first Pope, Apostle Peter. It is a well-known fact that Ignatius had all the qualities required for being the ideal pastor. He was known for his great faith and humility and his willingness to suffer for Jesus. These qualities are reflected movingly in his letters, which emphasise three central themes: Christ, the unity of the church under the bishop, and the Eucharist.