Andreas Bauer (missionary) - Andreas Bauer (Missionar)

Andreas Bauer (born November 26, 1866 in Gebweiler / Alsace ; † July 9, 1900 in Taeyun-fu / Empire of China ) was a Catholic monk , missionary and martyr .

Life

The Franciscan lay brother Bauer evangelized mainly in the north of Shanxi / China, but also in other areas of China and Russia . On July 9, 1900, the Boxer Rebellion broke out in which he and other Christians were murdered in Taeyun-fu prison.

On November 24, 1946, Andreas Bauer and the other missionaries were beatified. Pope John Paul II canonized him on October 1, 2000 . His feast days are June 19th (in Strasbourg) and July 9th.

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