Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1168
Presbyters Catafronius, Desiderius, and Leontius sign the acts of the Fourth Council of Arles (Gaul, AD 524).
Preceding are the signatures of thirteen bishops.
Catafronius presbyter missus a domnis meis Agricio et Seuero episcopis consensi et suscripsi.
Desiderius presbyter missus a domno meo Iohanne episcopo suscripsi.
Leontius presbyter missus a domno meo Constantio episcopo suscripsi.
One signature of a cleric of unknown rank.
(ed. de Clercq 1963: 45)
Preceding are the signatures of thirteen bishops.
Presbyter Catafronius sent by my Lords Bishops Agricius and Severus consented and signed.
Presbyter Desiderius sent by my Lord Bishop John signed.
Presbyter Leontius sent by my Lord Bishop Constantius signed.
One signature of a cleric of unknown rank.
(trans. J. Szafranowski)


It is quite odd that Catafronius represents two bishops: Agricius, whom he later succeeded as the bishop of Fréjus, and Severus of unknown city. Interestingly, he is also the only presbyter who says that he not only signed the acts, but also consented to the decisions.

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Arles
  • Antibes
  • Fréjus
  • Gap

About the source:

Title: 4th Council of Arles 524, Concilium Arlelatense IV anno 524
Origin: Arles (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
This council convened on 6 June 524 in Arles on the occasion of the dedication of Saint Mary`s basilica outside the city walls. It was presided over by Caesarius of Arles. Apart from him, thirteen bishops, three presbyters, and one cleric of unknown rank signed the four canons - all of which concern the clerical discipline.
C. de Clercq ed., Concilia Galliae a. 511-a. 695, Corpus Christianorum. Series Latina 148 A, Turnhout 1963.
J. Gaudemet, B. Basdevant, Les canons des conciles mérovingiens VIe-VIIe siècles, Sources chrétiennes 353, Paris 1989.


Travel and change of residence
Further ecclesiastical career - Bishop
Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Participation in councils and ecclesiastical courts
Relation with - Another presbyter
Relation with - Bishop/Monastic superior
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1168,