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Birth: 1803

Death: 1888

Beatified By: November 4, 2001 by Pope John Paul II


Blessed Giovanni Antonio Farina (Johannes Antonius Farina) (January 11, 1803 - March 4, 1888) was a Catholic bishop known for his compassionate treatment of the poor and his enlightened views of education.[1] He has been beatified.


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