Augustine of Canterbury (early 6th century – probably 26 May 604) was a
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who became the first
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in the year 597. He is considered the "Apostle to the English" and a founder of the English Church.Delaney ''Dictionary of Saints'' pp. 67–68 Augustine was the
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