10 October 2009

St Francis Borgia

Francis Borgia, third Superior General of the Jesuits, performs an exorcism. Painting by Francisco de Goya, 1788

Francis Borgia died on September 30, 1572 in Rome. He was beatified in Madrid on November 23, 1624 by Pope Gregory XV. He was canonized nearly thirty five years later on June 20, 1670 by Pope Clement X.

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