Blessed Francesco Spoto

[Blessed Francesco Spoto]
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Priest. Member of the Congregation of Missionary Servants of the Poor. Chosen superior general of the Congregation in 1959. He re-vitalized the group, encouraging vocations, and leading missionaries to Biringi, Congo. Beaten by Simba rebels in the middle of the Congo civil war, he suffered for 11 days before dying from the injuries; he forgave his killers. Martyr.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Francesco, contact
       Missionari Servi dei Poveri
       Via Pindemonte, 1/E
       90129 Palermo, ITALY

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Francesco Spoto“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 December 2013. Web. 22 July 2014. <>