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Saints related to Patron-of-imprisoned-people

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  • St. Mark
    St. Mark the Evangelist, sometimes referred to as John Mark, was the author of the second Gospel, written through St. Peter's eyes. St. Mark did missionary work with St. Barnabas and St. Paul in Cyprus, and proclaimed with St. Peter and St. Paul in Rome. According to the Coptic Church, he was martyred in 68, but other sources say he died c. 74-75.
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  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
    St. Maximilian Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894. He was a Franciscan priest and missionary to Japan. He was arrested by the Nazis in 1939 when they invaded Poland. He was released and arrested again, and this time was sent to Auschwitz. He died in 1941 in lieu of a man who was to be killed in retribution for a prisoner escape.
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