New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed John de Britto

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Martyr, born Lisbon, Portugal, 1647; died Oreiour, India, 1693. A Jesuit missionary in Madura, India, he was expelled from the country and returned to Portugal 1688, as deputy to the triennial Congregation of Procurators. Refusing the Archbishopric of Cranganore, he returned to India, 1691. A repudiated wife of a converted Maravese prince began a general persecution, and John was martyred. Beatified, 1853.

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