- Pope Pontian
21 July 230
29 September 235
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papal name=Pope Pontian
Pope Saint Pontian or Pontianus, was
popefrom 21 July 230to 29 September 235.
A little more is known of Pontian than his predecessors, apparently from a lost papal chronicle that was available to the compiler of the "
Liberian Catalogue" of bishops of Rome, made in the fourth century ("Catholic Encyclopedia").
During his pontificate the schism of Hippolytus came to an end. Pontian and other church leaders, among them Hippolytus, were exiled by the emperor
Maximinus Thraxto Sardinia, and in consequence of this sentence he resigned on 25 Septemberor 28 September 235. It is unknown how long he lived in exile: according to " Liber Pontificalis" he died due to the inhuman treatment he received in the Sardinian mines. According to tradition, he died on the island of Tavolara.
His remains were brought to Rome by
Pope Fabianand buried in the Catacomb of Pope Callixtus I. His epitaph was rediscovered in 1909 in the crypt of St. Cecilia, Rome, near the papal crypt, reading PONTIANOS, EPISK. ("Pontianus, bishop"). The inscription "MARTUR" ("martyr") had been added in another hand.
His feast day was
19 November, but he is now celebrated jointly with his erstwhile adversary and rival, Hippolytus of Rome, on 13 August. ["Calendarium Romanum" (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 1969), p. 146]
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