Bl. Peter Thomas Biography
Bl. Peter Thomas Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||1305 AD|
|Country of Birth||France of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Blesseds who were Bishops|
|Place of Work||Italy|
|Date of Death||1366 AD|
|Place of Death||Famagorta, Cyprus|
|Feast Day||January 6|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope Paul V in 1608 (cultus confirmed) Beatified by Pope Urban VIII in 1628 (cultus confirmed)|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
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Blessed Peter Thomas was born in 1305 AD in southern Perigord, France. He entered Carmelite when he was 21 years old. In 1345, he was elected by the Order to be its General Procurator at the Pope Court in Avignon. In 1354, he was appointed the bishop of Patti and Lipari. Peter was transferred to Coron in the Peloponnese in 1359 and appointed bishop and Papal representative for Eastern Europe. In 1363, he was appointed Archbishop of Crete and in 1364 a patriarch of Constantinople. Known as an apostle to the unity of the church.
Peter Thomas received the over command of a military expedition against Alexandria, Egypt in 1365. Here he was wounded and died three months later in Famagorta, Cyprus, in 1366.