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LIMA, Francisco (lee'-mah), Brazilian R. C. bishop, born in Portugal early in the 17th century; died in Olinda, Brazil, 29 April, 1704. In 1695 he was rector of a parish in Lisbon, when he was surprised by the appointment of bishop of Pernambuco. His diocese was in a disorganized state, but he preached, founded churches and schools, and gave his whole income to establish thirty missions among the Indians, and raised money to found four hospitals for the poor. In 1703 he spent a year in visiting his Indian missions, and, returning to Olinda in failing health, he died in one of the hospitals that he had founded.
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