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.
- 235 at Sardinia from the terrible treatment received in the mines
- remains brought to Rome, Italy by Pope Saint Fabian and buried in the catacomb of Callistus
- “Pope Saint Pontian“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 August 2014. Web. 30 January 2015. <>