Pontius Pilate

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Roman procurator of Judea from 26 to 36; of equestrian rank. He tried and condemned Jesus Christ to death. He is the subject of many legends. The Abyssinian and Coptic churches believe that he afterwards became a Christian and was martyred; they venerate him as a saint.

MLA Citation

  • “Pontius Pilate”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 November 2010. Web. 20 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/pontius-pilate/>