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  • Vatican stamp honors priest martyred by Mafia 25 years ago

    Vatican stamp honors priest martyred by Mafia 25 years ago

    • Jan 28, 2018

    Blessed Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi, an Italian priest who was shot and killed by the Italian mafia in 1993, is being honored by the Vatican with a commemorative stamp on the 25th anniversary of his martyrdom.

  • By expanding sainthood, Francis reflects new realities of anti-Christian violence

    By expanding sainthood, Francis reflects new realities of anti-Christian violence

    • Jul 12, 2017

    By creating a new pathway to sainthood for the “offer of life,” meaning giving up one’s life for others, Pope Francis in effect has short-circuited a longstanding debate about many victims of contemporary anti-Christian persecution, which is whether their deaths were strictly for religious motives, and thus in keeping with the traditional test for martyrdom of being killed “in odium fidei,” or “hatred of the faith.”

  • Killed for love: How new martyrs showcase new kind of martyrdom

    Killed for love: How new martyrs showcase new kind of martyrdom

    • Apr 20, 2017

    Pope Francis will visit the Church of San Bartolomeo on Rome’s Tiber Island on Saturday in order to celebrate the memory of the Church’s contemporary martyrs. Although the total number of Christians killed each year for reasons linked to their faith is staggering, here’s a sampling of some of those who were killed in what St. John Paul II called ‘odium amoris,’ meaning ‘hatred of love.’

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