Bishop Honors Florida Martyrs, 1000 Were Apalachee Indians

CNA, Perry West: At a Mass on Monday said in thanksgiving for the cause for canonization of the martyrs of Spanish colonial Florida, the Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee emphasized that martyrs were not just in the Old World, but in what is the United States as well.

Bishop William Wack said Mass Oct. 12 in Tallahassee to observe the fifth anniversary of the opening of the cause of Antonio Cuipa and his companions.

Antonio Cuipa was a member of the Apalachee people of the Florida panhandle, who largely embraced the faith from Franciscan missionaries. More on this here.