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Feastday: November 30
Birth: 1803
Death: 1835
Canonized By: Pope John Paul II

Martyr of Vietnam. Born in Passavant, France, he joined the Missionary Seminary of Paris after ordination. Sent to Vietnam, he was arrested in Saigon and condemned by authorities; he was martyred with red-hot tongs. Pope John Paul II canonized him in 1988.


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