Blessed Julian Nakaura, Jesuit Priest and Martyr
Nakaura, Japan, ca. 1567 – Nishizaki, Japan, October 21, 1633
Jesuit Priest, native of Japan, Julian Nakaura was martyred in his homeland in the context of fierce waves of persecution against Christians. Following a rapid process started with the green light by the Holy See granted on 2 September 1994, his Martrydom was recognized on July 1, 2007 and he was beatified on November 24, 2008, during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, together with 187 other Japanese Martyrs.
Source: Santi e Beati