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English saints and blessed
February 20, 2021
George Spencer (1799–1864), son of the 2nd Earl Spencer, was first an Anglican priest. He converted to Catholicism to become a Catholic priest and eventually became a Passionist, taking the name of Ignatius. he worked tirelessly as a missionary in the service of Christian unity. In decrees signed on Friday, Pope Francis recognised the priest's "heroic virtues" and declared him Venerable.