A rich widower, he became Mr Charity bestowing 80,000 pieces of gold on hospitals, monasteries and the poor.
He also ensured fair trading and the checking of weights used by merchants.
As he gave it all away, there was no call for trying to force camels through the eyes of needles where he was concerned.
Article last updated on 25 February 2006
by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "John-the-almoner: Christian Saint." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 18 September 2014.