Pope Saint Pontian
- Also known as
13 August (Depositiones martyrum, 354
19 November (Roman Martyrology)
- Son of Calpurnius.
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.
- at Rome, Italy
- Papal Ascension
21 July 230
abdicated on 28 September 235
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
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Catholic Encyclopedia, by J P Kirsch
New Catholic Dictionary
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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