Saint Photinus of Lyons

Also known as

  • Pothin
  • Pothinus



Bishop of Lyons, France. At age 90 he was one of a group of 48 Christians from the areas of Vienne and Lyon in France, who were attacked by a pagan mob, arrested and tried for their faith, and murdered in the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. A letter describing their fate, possibly written by Saint Irenaeus of Lyons, was sent to the churches in the Middle East.


  • of general abuse and neglect while in prison in 177 in Lugdunum, Gaul (modern France)


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Photinus of Lyons“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 November 2016. Web. 26 May 2017. <>