St Patric was actually Italian. Google it.
He was Welsh. His parents were Roman citizens, but that doesn't make him Italian. "Rome" was a rather large political entity when Patrick was born in the late 4th century; certainly not limited to the city itself or the Italian peninsula.So anoymous @ 12:49, you should use a little Google yourself.
It looks like both of you might have point...FROM CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA:Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 493. Some sources say 460 or 461. --Ed.He had for his parents Calphurnius and Conchessa. The former belonged to a Roman family of high rank and held the office of decurio in Gaul or Britain. Conchessa was a near relative of the great patron of Gaul, St. Martin of Tours. Kilpatrick still retains many memorials of Saint Patrick, and frequent pilgrimages continued far into the Middle Ages to perpetuate there the fame of his sanctity and miracles.
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