Facts about Saint Chad

Born: c. 620
Died: 672 (plague)
Birthplace: Northumbria, England
Best known as: Recently famous Catholic saint


Saint Chad Biography

Saint Chad was bishop of both York and Lichfield during the 7th century A.D.

After the U.S. presidential elections of 2000, when paper ballot segments called ‘chads’ were a key point of contention, a rumor circulated that the historical St. Chad was the patron saint of disputed elections. The rumor was not true; although Chad himself was once involved in a confused dispute over the bishopric of York, he was never patron saint of elections.

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In Gaelic, Saint Chad is known as St. Ceadda.


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