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26 Martyrs of Japan, group of Catholics killed by crucifixion February 5, 1597 in Nagasaki. Martyrs proclaimed saints by the Catholic Church 's June 8, 1862 by Pope Pius IX. Commemoration of Martyrs February 5. Colored engraving from Diodore Rahoult, Italy 1886 (Photo by Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images).

26 Martyrs of Japan, group of Catholics killed by crucifixion February 5, 1597 in Nagasaki. Martyrs proclaimed saints by the Catholic Church 's June 8, 1862 by Pope Pius IX. Commemoration of Martyrs February 5. Colored engraving from Diodore Rahoult, Italy 1886 (Photo by Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images).