That still wasn’t enough to kill them and they gave each other the kiss of peace before a swordsman finished them off.Perpetua’s diary became the ‘Passion of St Perpetua, St Felicitas, and their Companions’.The Emperor Diocletian ordered that he should be shot to death by his fellow archers. The pious St Irene saved him and treated his wounds. He ordered a second execution and Sebastian’s fellow soldiers beat him to death.
Thomas of Celano, who knew Francis personally and wrote a biography of him in 1230 just four years after his death, wrote: ‘Now there was a man in the city of Assisi whom Francis loved more than any other… What better way to prove them wrong than with a list of LGBTI saints? They’ve deliberately erased many gay saints from official lists.