Josaphat, bishop and martyr - November 12th
St Josaphat (d. 1623, Vitebsk, Russia) (Relics: Rome, Italy)
First Class Relics
St Peter’s Basilica
Altar of St Basil
*Located within the confessional area on the back side of the first column.
*The remains of St Josaphat rest below this altar. During the early part of the 17th century he valiantly tried to bring Christians within the Polish-Lithuanian Kingdom of Eastern Europe into full communion with Church of Rome. As a result of his efforts he suffered martyrdom in 1623.