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Paul, St British & World English

(Died circa 64), missionary of Jewish descent; known as Paul the Apostle, or Saul of Tarsus, or the Apostle of the Gentiles. He first opposed the followers of Jesus, assisting at the martyrdom of St Stephen. On a mission to Damascus he was converted to Christianity after a vision and became one of the first major Christian missionaries and theologians. His epistles form part of the New Testament. Feast day, 29 June

St Paul British & World English

The state capital of Minnesota, situated on the Mississippi adjacent to Minneapolis, with which it forms the Twin Cities metropolitan area; population 279,590 (est. 2008)

St Paul New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

state capital of Minnesota

St Paul's Cathedral British & World English

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

Vincent de Paul, St British & World English

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

St Paul's Cathedral New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

cathedral on Ludgate Hill, London

St John Paul II in John Paul II British & World 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 upheld the Roman Catholic Church’s traditional opposition to artificial means of contraception and abortion, homosexuality, the ordination of women, and the relaxation of the rule of celibacy for priests