Blessed Francisco Pacheco

detail of an illustration of Blessed Francisco Pacheco, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Francesco
  • Francis



Born to the Portugese nobility. Joined the Jesuit in 1592. Priest. Missionary to the Far East in 1598, first in India, then Macao, and finally in 1604 in Japan. He returned to Macao to direct the Jesuit Institute, then back to Japan, and then was exiled in the first wave of an antiChristian persecution. He immediately returned to Japan to assist his fellow missionaries and minister to covert Catholics, living for a while with Blessed Mancius Araki Kyuzaburo. Imprisoned, abused and finally executed for his continued work for the faith. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francisco Pacheco“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 December 2018. Web. 27 October 2021. <>