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Catholic pioneers: Fr Jean-Baptiste Petitjean

Church History November 2013 Msgr John Broadbent Jean-Baptiste Petitjean was born in Momant, France in 1811, just before the defeat of Napoleon. As a young boy he loved serving Mass and no one was surprised when he entered the seminary. He was ordained a priest for his own diocese in February 1836 and, following his

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