Daniel Comboni was a missionary and the first Catholic Bishop of Central Africa.
Born in Limone sul Garda (Brescia Italy) on 15 March 1831, Daniel was the son of Luigi and Domenica. He was ordained in 1854 and went to Africa three years later. He worked tirelessly on behalf of the people there, including his endeavours to convince monarchs of Europe to provide both spiritual and material aid. He died on 10 October 1881 at the age of fifty, saying »I am dying, but my work will not die.«
On 5 October 2003, Daniel Comboni was canonised by John Paul II.