The Pearl for Saint George

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The magnificent cathedral in Modica, pictured, is dedicated to Saint George (c.275 – 303 AD). On Sunday in the UNESCO recognized Baroque town, for Saint George’s Day (which falls on April 23), devotees of “San Giorgio” celebrate the Christian martyr. Saint George grew up in the Middle East devoted to Jesus. The son of a nobleman who had served in the military, George was a well-respected leader in the Roman army until the tyrant Diocletian ordered him tortured and executed because he would not renounce his faith.

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