Saint Photinus of Lyons

Also known as

  • Pothin
  • Pothinus

Memorial

Profile

Bishop of Lyons, France. At age 90 he was one of a group of 48 Christians from the areas of Vienne and Lyon in France, who were attacked by a pagan mob, arrested and tried for their faith, and murdered in the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. A letter describing their fate, possibly written by Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, was sent to the churches in the Middle East.

Died

  • of general abuse and neglect while in prison in 177 in Lugdunum, Gaul (modern France)

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Photinus of Lyons“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 May 2014. Web. 16 September 2014. <>