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Francis Xavier, St

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishFrancis Xavier, StSt Francis XavierFrancis Xa‧vi‧er, St /ˌfrɑːnsəs ˈzeɪviə $ ˌfræn, -viər/ 🔊 🔊 (1506–52) a Spanish Christian missionary (=someone who goes to a foreign country to teach people about Christianity) who travelled to India, southeast Asia, and Japan, and who helped to start the Jesuit order (=a Roman Catholic group of missionary priests, which is also called the Society of Jesus) Ignatius of Loyola, St
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