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October 19, 1987

Pope John Paul II elevated to sainthood 16 Roman Catholic missionaries, known as "the martyrs of Nagasaki and Manila," who were tortured and killed for their faith 350 years ago in Japan. The pontiff canonized nine Japanese, four Spaniards, a Filipino, a Frenchman and an Italian at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica marking Catholicism's 40th annual World Missionary Day.

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