Saint Moritz is a Ski Resort for Europe’s Rich and Famous But Did You Know the Exclusive Resort was Named After an African?

Billionaires hitting the pines at the Swiss resort town of Saint Moritz probably didn’t realize it was named after the first black person to become a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

Maurice was martyred in the third-century because of his refusal to murder Christians for the Roman Empire. He was canonized by Pope Urban VIII in 1634.

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