Naming the unknown martyr: could these remains be St. John Plessington?

The English priest St. John Plessington was among dozens martyred because of an anti-Catholic hoax in the seventeenth century. Now a diocese seeks to confirm whether remains long venerated as a martyr’s relics are his. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury praised the saint’s “faithfulness to the point of death” and his witness to priestly life… Continue reading Naming the unknown martyr: could these remains be St. John Plessington?