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1. In 1785, the missionary of China (St) Gabriel Taurin Dufresse was arrested by pagan officials. His transfer to Peking (Beijing) with other captured missionaries
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2. was assigned to a squad of soldiers, one of whom was a young man named Zhao.

Moved by the missionaries’ patience and humble acceptance of God’s will, Zhao felt a deep compassion for them. Soon afterward, he enrolled as a catechumen and received baptism,
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3. taking the name Augustine. He subsequently entered the priesthood.

Father Augustine travelled from one village to another, preaching the Gospel, the ten commandments, the seven deadly sins, the sacraments, and the Passion of Christ. He concluded
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Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China's relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was free to grow or was forced to operate secretly.

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The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and 1930. Most of them (eighty-seven) were born in China and were children, parents, catechists or laborers, ranging from nine years of age to seventy-two. This group includes four Chinese diocesan priests.

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The thirty-three foreign-born martyrs were mostly priests or women religious, especially from the Order of Preachers, the Paris Foreign Mission Society, the Friars Minor, Jesuits, Salesians and Franciscan Missionaries of Mary.

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