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Bl. Michael Diaz

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Feastday: August 19
Death: 1622

A martyr of Japan. He was a Spanish merchant on board the Japanese ship carrying Blessed Joachim Firayama. Michael and oth­ers were arrested by Protestant Europeans who turned them over to the Japanese authorities. Everyone on the ship was martyred at Nagasaki. Michael, who had been beheaded, was beatified in 1867.

 

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