One of the earliest ancestors of the modern newspaper was the acta Diurna Populi Romani, or “Daily Acts of the Roman People.”
Julius Caesar established the acta Diurna to weaken his political opponents by revealing the proceedings of government.
The acta Diurna were published by authority, and formed an official gazette.
This particular story is found in the acta Sanctorum for July 31, p. 229.
His acta are of considerable antiquity, but devoid of historical value.
The text has been edited most completely by Bonnet, acta Apostol.
These acta are not indeed what they give themselves out for, viz.
The acta Regis, upon that occasion, are worth your perusing.
This immense series is popularly known either as the "acta Sanctorum" or the Bollandists.
There is a full account of his life and adventures in acta Sanctorum.