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St. Callistus Caravario

February 25
Italian, 1903-1930. Martyred in China.
Canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 1, 2000.

Salesian missionary priest. One of the Martyrs of China.

Callistus was sent to Macao, and then for two years to Timor where he edified everyone, including the rector, for his goodness and apostolic zeal. "My good mother", he wrote, "pray that your Callistus may not be just a half priest but completely the priest".

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