Chapel to Honor 20th-Century Martyrs

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ALEXANDRIA, South Dakota, MAY 16, 2001 (Zenit.org).- On June 8, the first chapel to 20th century martyrs will be dedicated in the Shrine of the Family of Fatima at this tiny town.



A commemorative tablet will list the names of the witnesses of the faith, including Maximilian Kolbe, who died at the Auschwitz death camp; St. Edith Stein, Carmelite nun of Jewish origin, who also died in Auschwitz; Italian Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla, who sacrificed her life for her unborn child; and Blessed Miguel Pro, killed in 1927 during the religious persecution in Mexico.