Roman Martyrology: Saint Besa, a soldier, who, because he restrained those who were insulting the aforesaid martyrs, was reported to the judge and, remaining constant in the faith, was beheaded.
Soldier. He was on duty when Saint Julian of Alexandria and Saint Cronion Eunus were being led to their deaths. When Besas tried to shield the two from spectator abuse, he was seized by the mob, and killed in the street. His story was recorded by Saint Dionysius of Alexandria.
Killed by a mob in 250 at Alexandria, Egypt.