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Encyclopedia > Pope Pontian
Pontian
Birth name Pontian
Papacy began July 21, 230
Papacy ended September 28, 235
Predecessor Saint Urban I
Successor Saint Anterus
Born  ???
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Died  ???
Sardinia, Italy
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Pontian (or Pontianus), was pope from July 21, 230 to September 28, 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). Vatican coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... Events Pope Pontian succeeds Pope Urban I Patriarch Castinus succeeds Patriarch Ciriacus I as Patriarch of Constantinople Births Deaths Categories: 230 ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... Events Maximinus Thrax becomes Roman Emperor. ... Saint Urban, pope (222-230), came to The See in the year that Roman Emperor Heliogabalus was assassinated and served under the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus. ... Pope Anterus, the 19th Pope (Reign: November 21, 235 - January 3, 236), succeeded Pope Pontian, who had been deported from Rome along with the antipope Hippolytus to Sardinia. ... Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna, Sardinna or Sardinnia in the Sardinian language, Sardenya in Catalan), is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily is the largest), between Italy, Spain and Tunisia, south of Corsica. ... The Pope (from Greek: pappas, father; from Latin: papa, Papa, father) is the head of the Catholic Church, which considers him the successor of St. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... Events Pope Pontian succeeds Pope Urban I Patriarch Castinus succeeds Patriarch Ciriacus I as Patriarch of Constantinople Births Deaths Categories: 230 ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... Events Maximinus Thrax becomes Roman Emperor. ...


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 Thrax to Sardinia, and in consequence of this sentence resigned on September 25 or September 28, 235. It is unknown for how long he stayed in exile, but according to Liber Pontificalis he died due to the inhuman treatment he received in the Sardinian mines. His remains were brought to Rome by Pope Fabian and buried in the Catacomb of Callistus. His epitaph was rediscovered in 1909 in the crypt of St. Cecilia, Rome, near the papal crypt, reading PONTIANOS, EPISK. ("Pontianus, bishop"). The inscripton "MARTUR" ("martyr") had been added in another hand. Hippolytus, was a writer of the early Church. ... Emperor Maximinus Thrax Caius Julius Verus Maximinus (c. ... Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna, Sardinna or Sardinnia in the Sardinian language, Sardenya in Catalan), is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily is the largest), between Italy, Spain and Tunisia, south of Corsica. ... Events Maximinus Thrax becomes Roman Emperor. ... The Book of the Popes or the Liber Pontificalis is a major source for early medieval history but was also met with intense critical scrutiny. ... Saint Fabian (died 250; feast day: January 20), pope and martyr, was chosen pope, or bishop of Rome, in January 236 in succession to Pope Anterus. ... Callixtus I (also Callistus I) was pope from about 217 to 222, during the reigns of the Roman Emperors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. ...


His feast day was 19 November, but is now 13 August, sharing it with Antipope Hippolytus. Hippolytus, was a writer of the early Church. ...


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Preceded by:
Saint Urban I
Pope
July 21, 230September 28, 235
Succeeded by:
Saint Anterus

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