Lahore Archives - Crux



  • New martyrs whose deaths meet the old test of ‘hatred of the faith’

    New martyrs whose deaths meet the old test of ‘hatred of the faith’

    Pope Francis is set to visit Rome’s Church of St. Bartholomew on Saturday to shine a spotlight on the Church’s new martyrs. Yesterday, Crux presented a sampling of new martyrs killed ‘in odium amoris,’ or ‘hatred of love’; today, we look at several new martyrs whose deaths seem to meet the classic test of being killed ‘in odium fidei,’ or ‘hatred of the faith.’

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  • Archbishop says Pakistani martyrs illustrate ‘purpose of being’

    Archbishop says Pakistani martyrs illustrate ‘purpose of being’

    Christians in Pakistan represent just two percent of the population in an overwhelmingly Muslim nation, and one gripped for the last thirty years by a rising tide of extremism. They’re also largely poor and members of ethnic and linguistic minorities, so they’re doubly or triply at risk. Archbishop Sebastian Shaw of Lahore says that his country’s martyrs can teach the Church, and the world, about ‘the purpose of being.’

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