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Diocese of Guarda, Kingdom of Portugal
Goa, Portuguese India
|Known for||Missionary in Japan|
In 1554 he entered the Society of Jesus, and after his studies went to Japan, where he laboured strenuously to propagate the Christian religion. There he enjoyed the friendship of highly placed people, many of whom he converted.
He filled important official places in his order, being superior of Japan for twelve years, master of novices, and rector of the Saint Paul's College, Goa, and finally visitor to Portuguese India. He died with a great reputation for prudence and holiness.
- Varones Ilustres de la Compañía de Jesús (2nd ed., Bilbao, 1887), I, 655-63
- "Francisco Cabral". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Francisco Cabral". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.