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Feastday: May 22
Death: 1857
Canonized By: Pope John Paul II

Martyr of Vietnam. A native of Vietnam, he was born to Christian parents and was by profession a wealthy silk trader and superintendent of the royal silk mills. He did not practice the faith until late in life, becoming then protector of the Christian community. He was arrested for his Christian activities, suffering beheading. Pope John Paul II canonized him in 1988.

 


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