Anthroponyms seta CASTRO, João de (1536-1594)

A member of the Society of Jesus who mainly worked in Japan, he was born in Setúbal around 1536 and passed away in Arima on 29 June 1594. He went to Macau to receive his priestly ordination in 1583, but returned in the same year and was, since then, the procurator of the mission. He had under his care a leper hospital that also looked after some destitute people and that was sustained by donations given by the Portuguese.

Bibliography:

COSTA, João Paulo Oliveira e, O Cristianismo no Japão e o Episcopado de D. Luís de Cerqueira, dissertação de doutoramento em História apresentada à Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, 1998 (texto fotocopiado).

Author: Helena Rodrigues
Translated by: John Silva


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