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St. Peter

Saint Peter the Aleut, or Chukagnak, was supposed to have been a man from Kodiak forced to labor for the Russian-American Company and brought to California. According to his colleague Kyglaia, in 1815, Chukagnak was tortured to death by a Spanish mission priest because he refused to become a Catholic. He is venerated as a saint by at least some parts of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The story has been endlessly disputed.

Are there more recent saints (i.e. since 1815) of established religions whose very existence is in doubt?

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    By 'more recent' do you mean since 1815? And by "whose historicity is in doubt" are you referring to doubt about their existence or doubt about their qualifications for sainthood? If the latter, I'd suggest that every recent saint is an example. – KillingTime Sep 6 '18 at 6:17
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    Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul II (not a saint .... yet) come to mind. Both are very dubious, to say the least. – Jos Sep 6 '18 at 7:41
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    @Jos : even if their contributions to the world (judged by Catholic values) are debattable, I don't think the existence of Mother Theresa or Pope John Paul II are much in doubt. – Evargalo Sep 6 '18 at 12:01
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    @Evargalo - I should hope not. I still have about 3 Pope John Paul II slurpee cups left over from his trip to NOLA in the 80's. It'd be a shame to have to ditch them to preserve the timeline. – T.E.D. Sep 6 '18 at 13:54
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    @jamesqf: Sufi Islam and Hinduism, to name but a couple, also possess similar concepts. – Lucian Sep 7 '18 at 12:55

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