The martyrs of different Christian churches throughout the Middle East are together in heaven, interceding for peace in the region and enjoying the unity for which all Christians on earth must strive, Pope Francis said.
Pope says modern martyrs intercede for peace, Christian unity
Pope advances sainthood causes for 17 women
Pope Francis advanced the sainthood causes of three women and recognized the martyrdom of 14 religious sisters who were killed during the Spanish Civil War.
‘A Night of Witness’ service recalls life, faith of today’s martyrs
Catholic churches throughout the world were bathed in soft red light to honor martyrs and mark the “Courage in Red — Stand Up for Faith and Religious Freedom” campaign sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need.
Pope to beatify Colombian martyrs during visit
Pope Francis will beatify a priest and a bishop martyred in Colombia when he visits the country in September 8.
Pope pays tribute to modern martyrs, calls for witnesses of God’s love
The Christian church today needs believers who witness each day to the power of God’s love, but it also needs the heroic witness of those who stand up to hatred even when it means giving up their lives, Pope Francis said.
Pope: Missionaries of Charity killed in Yemen are ‘martyrs of charity’
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The four Missionaries of Charity murdered March 4 in Yemen “are the martyrs of today,” Pope Francis said. “They gave their blood […]