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The pope who allowed backsliders back into the fold

Civitavecchia, where St Cornelius was imprisoned

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St Cornelius, pope from 251 to 253, was martyred by Emperor Gallus

St Omer, September 9, patron of the blind

Modern-day St Omer

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A town named after St Omer, in the Pas-de-Calais, played a crucial role in educating English Catholics

The Lancashire priest executed for his zeal

St Edmund’s remains were displayed on Lancaster Castle

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St Edmund Arrowsmith (August 28) was hanged, drawn and quartered and his head set upon a pike

The English martyr hanged at the age of 80

A portrait of St John Kemble

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St John Kemble (August 22), a much-loved Catholic priest whose execution was horribly botched

The king who stamped out paganism in Hungary

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St Stephen of Hungary (August 16) was humble, and worked for the poor – yet did not always turn the other cheek

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

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Edith Stein, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was killed in Auschwitz

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

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Aethelwold (c 904-984) was a great scholar and a ruthless propagator of monasticism in Britain

The apostle whom Jesus called ‘a son of thunder’

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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St James the Great (July 25) was beheaded on the orders of Herod Agrippa at about 44 AD

The martyr whom King Charles II did nothing to help

St John Plessington was born in Garstang, near Preston

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St John Plessington (July 19), a Catholic priest, was hanged, drawn and quartered in 1679

St Camillus (July 14)

A statue of St Camillus at St Peter’s Basilica

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Camillus de Lellis founded the Order of the Ministers of the Sick, an organisation which still flourishes around the world