New Catholic Dictionary – Martyrs of Cuncolim


Five religious of the Society of Jesus, accompanied by some Christians, who were surrounded by pagan villagers of Cuncolim, India, and put to death, 25 July 1583. They included Fathers Rudolph Acquaviva, Alphonsus Pacheco, Peter Berno, and Anthony Francis, also Francis Aranha, lay brother. They were buried at Rachol, in 1597 were removed to the College of Saint Paul in Goa, and in 1862 to the cathedral of Old Goa. Beatified, 1893. Feast, in Goa, 26 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Martyrs of Cuncolim”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 August 2012. Web. 25 October 2020. <>