Pallu, Francois

Pallu, Francois a French ecclesiastic, was born at Tours in 1625, and after entering holy orders was called to places of much importance in the Church. He resigned the canonicate of the church at St. Martin to enter the work of foreign missions. The Church recognised his fitness for such labors by making him bishop of Heliopolis, and vicar-apostolic of Fo-Kien, in China. As he opposed the Jesuits, he encountered much persecution, and was twice obliged to return home. He died in the midst of his work, Oct. 29,1684, holding the position of general administrator of missions. He left a work entitled Relation abregge des Missions et des Voyages des Evdques Frangais envoyes aux Royaumes de la Chine, Cochinchine, Tonquin, et Siam (Paris, 1862, 8vo).

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