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Feastday: September 21

Death: 1838

Canonized By: Pope John Paul II


Martyr of Vietnam. Born in Onnion, Savoy, France, Francis was sent by the Seminary for Foreign Missions in Paris to Vietnam in 1826. He was martyred by strangulation. Francis was canonized in 1988.


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