Saint Jude the Apostle
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Saint Jude the Apostle       

Born     1st century AD Roman Province of Galilee
Died     1st century AD Roman Province of Syria
Honored in     
           Roman Catholic Church
           Eastern Orthodox Churches
           Eastern Catholic Churches
           Church of the East
           Oriental Orthodox Churches
           Anglican Communion
          Aglipayan Church
Canonized     Pre-Congregation
Major shrine     Saint Peter's, Rome, Reims, Toulouse, France
          October 28 (Western Christianity)
          June 19 (Eastern Christianity)
Attributes     Axe, club, boat, oar, medallion
Patronage     Armenia, lost causes, desperate situations, ibises[citation needed], hospitals, St. Petersburg, Florida, Cotta Lucena City Quezon, Philippines, the Chicago Police Department, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Sibalom, Antique, Philippines, Trece Martires City, Cavite, Philippines.
Tradition holds that Saint Jude preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia and Libya. He is also said to have visited Beirut and Edessa, though the emissary of latter mission is also identified as Thaddeus of Edessa, one of the Seventy. The 14th-century writer Nicephorus Callistus makes Jude the bridegroom at the wedding at Cana.

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