Who carried baby Jesus across the river?

Who is St Christopher carrying on his shoulder?

Christopher carrying Christ on his shoulders , 1786.

Was St Christopher a real person?

Though one of the most popular saints, there is no certainty that he existed historically. According to the Roman martyrology, he died in Lycia under the Roman emperor Decius (c. 250).

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