Paulinus of Trier

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Saint Paulinus of Trier
Denkmal Paulinus von Trier.jpg
Monument to Saint Paulinus
Bishop of Augusta Treverorum (Trier)
Born Gascony, France
Died 358
Phrygia, in modern Turkey
Venerated in Roman Catholicism
Feast August 31
Controversy Arianism

Saint Paulinus of Trier (died 358) was bishop of Trier and a supporter of Athanasius in the conflict with Arianism. At the Synod of Arles (353) he was targeted by the Arians, and was exiled to Phrygia,[1] being effectively singled out by the Emperor Constantius II.[2] He died in exile[3] five years later, but his remains were returned to Trier in 395. His tomb is in the crypt of the city's St. Paulinus' Church, which was rededicated to him.

Paulinus was from Gascony and educated in the cathedral school at Poitiers.[4] He travelled to Germany with Maximin of Trier, whom he succeeded as bishop. He is a Catholic and Orthodox saint (feast day August 31).[5]


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