Pope Saint Pontian

Also known as

  • Pontianus

Memorial

Profile

Son of Calpurnius. Chosen 18th pope in 230. Ended the schism of Hippolytus and reconciled the schismatics with the Church. Exiled with Saint Hippolytus by emperor Maximinus Thrax to Sardinia and sentenced to work in the mines, he abdicated the papacy on 28 September 235 so a new man could lead the Church.

Born

Papal Ascension

Died

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Pontian“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 August 2014. Web. 21 December 2014. <>