Saint Photinus of Lyons

stained glass window of Saint Photinus of Lyons, church of St-Pothin de Lyon, artist unknown; photographed on 5 August 2010 by GO69; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Pothin
  • Pothinus
  • Potino
  • Potinus



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. 12 January 2022. Web. 18 January 2022. <>