Italian Christian who fled Italy to escape the persecutions of emperor Hadrian. Arrived in Dyrrachium, Macedonia to find Saint Astius tied to a cross, covered in honey, laid in the sun, and left to be tortured by biting and stinging insects. When he expressed sympathy for Astius, he was accused of being a Christian, arrested, chained, weighted down, taken off shore, and drowned. Martyr.
- “Saint Papius of Durres“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 July 2016. Web. 26 October 2016. <>