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March 22, 2017

This man was killed for defying Hitler – and now he's been beatified.

Italian layman Joseph Mayr-Nusser who refused to take the Hitler oath was beatified March 18 in his home town of Bolsano. In 1944, Mayr-Nusser, a Catholic husband and father, refused…
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March 14, 2017

Fr. Stanley Rother, first US-born martyr, to be beatified in September

Father Stanley Rother, the Oklahoma-born martyr who served as a priest in Guatemala, will be beatified in Oklahoma City on Sept. 23, 2017. The beatification announcement was made by the…
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March 13, 2017

Here are the faces of the nuns who were martyred in Yemen

Sister Anslem, Sister Reginette, Sister Judith, and Sister Marguerite were serving as caretakers at the Missionaries of Charity's convent and nursing home in Aden, Yemen. These sisters left their homes…
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February 8, 2017

Samurai martyr beatified in Japan

A 17th century Catholic Samurai and martyr was beatified during a Mass in ‎Osaka, Japan on Tuesday. Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Vatican’s ‎Congregation for the Causes of Saints,…
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February 1, 2017

Pope Francis reveals the greatest strength of the Church

Pope Francis said Monday the strength of the Church does not reside primarily in grand gestures, but in the quiet faith of Christians in minority areas, who continue to practice…
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December 26, 2016

This priest from Oklahoma was a martyr – here's his powerful story

“Padre, they've come for you.” Those were some of the last words heard by Father Stanley Francis, spoken by someone staying at the mission in Guatemala who had been led,…
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October 18, 2016

Two martyrs, four priests and a mystic nun sainted by Pope Francis

Pope Francis stood before St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday to proclaim the Church has accepted into its fold seven new Saints. Beautiful tapestry portraits of each new saint hung from…
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April 26, 2016

Modern Martyrs

Recent research that has uncovered three hundred German martyrs to Nazism flies in the face of much recent historical reinterpretation, which holds the Church reacted weakly -- or in some…
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October 19, 2015

Pope Francis’s visit to Central African Republic confirmed despite security concerns

Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic at the end of November Despite continued instability and outbreaks of violence in the Central African Republic, the Vatican announced Pope…
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