Blessed Richard Leigh
- Also known as
- 30 August
- Educated at Rheims and Rome.
Ordained at Rome in February 1586.
Returned to England as a home missioner in 1586.
Arrested in London in 1586 for his faith, and exiled.
Undaunted, he returned, and was arrested in 1588 and imprisoned in the Tower of London in June.
Convicted down the Old Bailey for the crime of priesthood.
Martyred with Blessed Richard Martin,
Blessed Edward Shelley,
Blessed John Roche,
Saint Margaret Ward, and
Blessed Richard Lloyd.
- c.1561 at Cambridgeshire, England
- martyred 30 August 1588 at Tyburn, England
- 1929 by Pope Pius XI
- Additional Information
- Catholic Encyclopedia
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