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Thursday 22 July 2021

Pippo Buono


Today is the anniversary of St Philip's baptism in the great baptistery next to the Duomo in Florence, where is found the only font in that city.

Filippo Romolo Neri was born in Florence on 21st or 22nd July 1515.

Philip as a boy was known as “Pippo Buono” - “Good Little Philip” - for his good behaviour and jovial spirit.