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St. George Preca

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Feastday: May 9
Patron: of Malta, Society of Christian Doctrine
Birth: 1880
Death: 1962
Beatified: 9 May 2001, Floriana, Malta by Pope John Paul II
Canonized: 3 June 2007, Vatican City by Pope Benedict XVI

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George Preca (in Maltese: ?or? Preca) (12 February 1880 - 26 July 1962) was a Maltese Roman Catholic priest who founded the Society of Christian Doctrine,[a] a society of lay catechists. In Malta, he is affectionately known as "Dun ?or?" and is popularly referred to as the "Second Apostle of Malta", after Saint Paul of Tarsus. He was canonized on 3 June 2007 by Pope Benedict XVI.

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