St Peter Martyr

(c. 1200—1252)

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Inquisitor. Born at Verona (hence known also as Veronensis), of a predominantly Catharist family, he was nevertheless brought up as a Catholic. He entered the Dominican Order, probably c.1220–21. Renowned as an eloquent preacher and successful controversialist against the Cathari, he was appointed Inquisitor in Milan and Como in 1251; he was assassinated. Feast day, 4 June (formerly, 29 Apr.).

Subjects: Christianity.

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