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Paul, St. US English

(Died circa 64), missionary; known as Paul the Apostle, Saul of Tarsus, or the Apostle of the Gentiles. He first opposed the followers of Jesus, but after a vision became one of the first major Christian missionaries and theologians. His epistles form part of the New Testament. Feast day, June 29

St. Paul US English

The capital of Minnesota, on the Mississippi River adjacent to Minneapolis with which it forms the Twin Cities metropolitan area; population 279,590 (est. 2008). First settled in 1838, it prospered as a trading center and became the state capital in 1858

St. Paul's Cathedral US English

A cathedral on Ludgate Hill, London, designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built between 1675 and 1711

Vincent de Paul, St. US English

(1581–1660), French priest. He devoted his life to work among the poor and the sick and established institutions for his work, including the Daughters of Charity (Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul) 1633. Feast day, July 19

St John Paul II in John Paul II US English

(1920–2005), Polish cleric; pope 1978–2005; born Karol Jozef Wojtyla; canonized in 2014 as St John Paul II. The first non-Italian pope since 1522, he traveled abroad extensively during his papacy and upheld the Roman Catholic Church’s traditional opposition to artificial contraception and abortion, homosexuality, the ordination of women, and the relaxation of the rule of celibacy for priests