(Saint) Martyr (May 14) (3rd century) This Roman Saint, who died for the Faith in the North of Italy (A.D. 258) under the Emperor Valerian, must not be confused, as has been done by some writers, with Saint Pontius of Carthage, the witness of the martyrdom of Saint Cyprian. We must be cautious also in giving credit to the tradition that this Italian Pontius was instrumental in convertingChristianity. The conversion itself is far from having been proved, and in the writings of the subsequent period more than one Saint is made to claim the distinction of having been the human means by which it was brought about. The Relics of Saint Pontius, translated into Gaul, have given its name to the town of Saint-Pons, in Languedoc.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Pontius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 December 2016. Web. 17 January 2017. <>