Articles on this issue "martyrdom"
Prays in Santa Marta, "May the Lord give us the grace, should this persecution happen here one day, of the courage and the witness that all Christian martyrs have shown"
Concelebrating Mass this morning with the recently elected patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church, Pope Francis said that persecution is the "Christian fate" since we follow the path of …read more
Asks International Community, 'Do Something'
Referring to Saturday’s beatification of a martyr-bishop in Lebanon, Pope Francis noted that the number of Christians being martyred today exceeds the number of those who lost their lives …read more
Committee Will Analyze Documents, Eyewitness Accounts of Bishop Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho and 80 Companions Arrested by Kim Il-sung Regime
The Korean Episcopal Conference has unanimously approved the preliminary review of the martyrdom of Bishop Francis Borgia Hong Yong-ho of Pyongyang and his 80 companions, who died at the …read more
Servant of God Flavien Michael Melki Beheaded in 1915 During Persecution of Christians and Minorities
On Saturday, Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of the Servant of God Bishop Flavien Michael Melki, a TurkishEastern Catholicpriestof the Brothers of Saint Ephrem. The Holy Father …read more
Diocesan Phase Has Opened, Vatican Will Handle 2nd Phase
The Church in Cambodia has officially opened the diocesan phase of the beatification process of 35Cambodian martyrs. According to Fides,national director of the Pontifical Missionary …read more
Gives off the cuff remarks in reaction to three testimonies of suffering and persecution
Pope Francis today told religious and priests in Sarajevo to recognize that in their vocation, "in their blood," is the "blood and vocation" of so many martyrs and religious who have suffered …read more
Some 250,000 People and More Than 12 Heads of State Expected to Attend Saturday's Ceremony
TheChurch and government in El Salvador are preparing together for the beatification ceremony of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador taking place this Saturday, reported Fides. Local …read more
Fifteen years ago, a Claretian priest was violently killed and now his community is commemorating his life. According to Fides, in the southern Philippines'Basilan community, Bishop Martin …read more
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. -- The Coptic Orthodox Church quickly recognized the 21 Coptic faithful beheaded by ISIS in Libya as martyrs who will …read more
This reflection is written by Judy Klein and republished from theCatholic Writers Guild blog. Lent is a time for unlocking. Unlocking the doors to hope. And unlocking the doors of our hearts …read more
The Archbishop of Seoul, Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, took possession of his titular church in Rome, San Crisogono, Piazza Sonnino, on Saturday. San Crisogono was one of the first parish …read more