Archbishop of Valencia.
When he was elected Archbishop he turned up on foot wearing a tatty old habit. He then sold off the sumptuous furnishings of his new position to raise money for hospitals.
He had a special interest in foundlings and rewarded servants who brought them to his attention, after which he kept a check on their progress.
As he was dying, he even gave away his bed to the local jail — with the provision that he'd like to borrow it until the moment he was called away.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1488-1555
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 42
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