She was the wife of Pilate. When Pilate was sitting on the judgement seat in the trial of Jesus Christ, she sends a message, pleading with Pilate to release Jesus. She was tormented by dreams the night before that convinced her of Jesus' innocence. She spoke out on his behalf. Her petition seemed to have an affect on Pilate, as he washed his hands of the matter. He didn't want to be the one to condemn Jesus, and he turned the decision over to the crowd. Believed to have become a Christian, Pilate's wife was the only person who declared the innocence of Jesus in the Gospel account of Matthew. Although unnamed in this passage, she was called Procula in the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodumus, or Claudia Procula in other writings. She is recognized a saint in the Eastern and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches. (Matthew 27)
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