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Feastday: October 17
Death: 1833
Canonized By: Pope John Paul II

Martyr of Vietnam. Born in Montperreux, France, in 1799, he entered the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. He was sent to Vietnam in 1822, where he was ordained a priest. In 1833, Francis was seized by anti-Christian forces and was martyred by strangulation. He was canonized in 1988.


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