There were 26 Japanese Catholic converts put to death at Nagasaki on February 5, 1596, by order of the shogun, Hideyoshi Toyotomi. Continue reading
Bartolomé de las Casas (US: /lɑːs ˈkɑːsəs/ lahs KAH-səs, Spanish: [baɾtoloˈme ðe las ˈkasas] (About this soundlisten); c. 1484 – 18 July 1566) was a 16th-century Spanish colonist who acted as a historian and social reformer before becoming a Dominican friar.
Spanish-born Bartolome de Las Casas was the first Catholic priest ordained in the colony of Santo Domingo, Hispaniola in 1512 Continue reading
Pope Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius IX; born Ugolino di Conti; c. 1145 or before 1170 – 22 August 1241) was Pope from 19 March 1227 to his death in 1241. Continue reading
Circa 1100 at Abbots Langley, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Elected a Pope on December 4, 1154. Continue reading
King Tiridates III was converted by St. Gregory the Illuminator, made adherence to Christianity the law of the land, in Armenia in 303 CE. Continue reading
Rosa de Lima, a Peruvian, became the first Catholic saint from the New World, when she was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on August 30, 1617. Continue reading