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Feast of St Francis of Assisi


Wednesday, 4 October 2017


The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church's patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed”. The current Pope Francis is supposed to be named after the popular saint.

In the classroom: Learn more about the life of the Italian saint and discover why he is associated with animals.

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Stories about St Francis and the animals

 

 


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