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Pope Francis’ teachings on how to conquer hatred

The devil’s hatred for Christ and for our redemption is the root cause of all persecution since the beginnings of the Church, Pope Francis said at a special liturgy that focused on modern martyrs. “The memory of these heroic witnesses, old and new, confirms us in the knowledge that the Church is a Church of

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Pope’s adviser says murdered French priest could be declared martyr

Cardinal Sean O’Malley talks about Christian persecution and welcoming migrants One of Pope Francis’ closest advisers has suggested the priest killed in France on Tuesday could be declared a martyr while saying that the persecution of Christians should inspire Catholics to be “more faithful.” Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that Fr Jacques Hamel, who was murdered

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Pope Francis recognises a new Spanish Civil War martyr

Pope Francis has recognised Valentin Palencia Marquina as a Servant of God Pope Francis has recognised a new Spanish Civil War martyr. In a private audience on Wednesday with Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis authorised the Congregation to promulgate a decree recognising Valentin Palencia Marquina

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