Cabral, Francios

Cabral, Francios a Jesuit missionary, was born in 1528 at Covilhaa, in Portugal, and entered the Society of Jesus at Goa. Appointed a missionary, he traversed great part of India and Asia. After spending several years as professor of theology at Goa, he was made vice-provincial in Japan. He baptized, in 1575, the king of Bungo, who several years before had received hospitably Francis Xavier, but was not converted until the arrival of Cabral. He passed over into China, where he labored abundantly, and thence returned to Goa, where he governed the house of the Professed thirty-eight years. He died at Goa, April 16, 1609.-Alegambe, Script. Soc. Jesu; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 8:36.

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