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St. Francis Isidore Gagelin

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Feastday: October 17
Death: 1833
Canonized: Pope John Paul II

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Martyr of Vietnam. Born in Montperreux, France, in 1799, he entered the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. He was sent to Vietnam in 1822, where he was ordained a priest. In 1833, Francis was seized by anti-Christian forces and was martyred by strangulation. He was canonized in 1988.

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