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Feastday: November 3
Birth: 1818
Death: 1869

Properly Pierre­Francois Neron, a martyr in Vietnam. Born in Bornay, in the Jura region of France, in 1818, he joined the Foreign Mission of Paris and was ordained a priest in 1848. Sent first to Hong Kong, he went to Vietnam and served as the director of the main seminary in the kingdom until he was arrested and beheaded by authorities.


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