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Photinus, Bishop of Sirmium, -376

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Personal name headingPhotinus, Bishop of Sirmium, -376
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Variant(s)Photin, Bishop of Sirmium, -376
Photinus, Bishop of Sirmium, d. 343
Associated countryRome
Death date0376
Place of birthAnkara (Turkey)
Profession or occupationBishops
Found inHübner, Reinhard M. Die Schrift des Apolinaris von Laodicea gegen Photin, 1989: title page (Photin) pages 163-164 (Photin; like his mentor Marcellus, he hailed from Ancyra (modern Ankara); sometime shortly before 344, he was made bishop of Sirmium (modern-day Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia). He was deposed in 351 but reinstated under Emperor Julian. He was again deposed under Emperor Valentinian (who reigned from 364 to 375) and died in 376 in exile)
New Catholic encyclopedia. Second edition: volume 13, page 168 (under Sirmium: Photinus, bishop of Sirmium; died 343 [sic; in fact, 343 was most likely the year in which Photinus was made a bishop]; [a few lines later in the same entry, this statement occurs:] Photinus was deposed as bishop by a synod held in Sirmium in 351)
New Catholic encyclopedia. Second edition: volume 1, page 662 (under Arianism: Photinus, bishop of Sirmium; he was deposed by a synod held at Sirmium in 351)