Skip to comments.Pope recognises martyrs who died at the hands of communist and fascist regimes
Posted on 03/29/2013 7:34:36 AM PDT by NYerEdited on 03/29/2013 7:34:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
An Italian priest who died in a Nazi concentration camp and two victims of Soviet-bloc regimes during the Cold War were among those recognised as martyrs by Pope Francis.
Pope Francis likewise recognised the martyrdom of Romanian Father Vladimir Ghika and Hungarian Salesian Brother Stephen Sandor, who were killed by their country’s communist regimes, in 1954 and 1953, respectively. The decrees prepare the way for the martyrs’ beatification, probably later this year.
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