Second century Apostolic Father. Friend of Saint Polycarp of Smyrna. Bishop of Hierapolis, Phrygia (in modern Turkey). Author of lengthy commentaries on the life, teaching, and works of Jesus; they survive only in fragments.
- early 2nd century
- “Saint Papias of Hierapolis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 February 2009. Web. 28 November 2015. <>