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Saint Candido reliquary in Fucecchio - Photo ©Sailko
The martyr San Candido, Fucecchio

In a shrine in the Collegiate Church of Fucecchio you can find the skeleton of San Candido. According to the writings of St. Eucherio, the bishop of Lyon (434), Candido was a commander of the Theban Legion, made up of Christians coming from Egypt, who opposed the orders of their superiors to persecute other Christians. Candido, together with other officers of the General Staff and 6600 soldiers, is said to have been made a martyr in the Swiss city of Saint Maurice-en-Valais, which was then called Agaunum. The saint is celebrated in Fuecchio on October 3.

Sources: AA.VV. Enciclopedia dei Santi, Bibliotheca Sanctorum, Città Nuova Editrice, Rome, 2013

GENERAL INFO
Address
Scalinata della Collegiata, 10, 50054 Fucecchio FI, Italia
Municipality
Fucecchio
GPS coordinates
43.729161,10.807692
Contact person
Parish priest: Mons. Andrea Pio Cristiani - parish vicar: Don Christel Evrard Matsiona
Telephone
0571 20025
NOTES

Symbol of the saint: Palm 

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