Skip to comments.A look at new saints canonized by Pope Francis (martyrs of Otranto)
Posted on 05/12/2013 3:42:45 AM PDT by markomalley
ANTONIO PEZZULLA AND 812 FELLOW MARTYRS
In 1480, some 20,000 Turkish troops overran the citadel of Otranto in what is now the southeastern Puglia region of Italy, in the "heel" of the boot-shaped peninsula. The invaders demanded that the locals, including many who took refuge in the city's cathedral, convert to Islam. The Turks took 813 men from among those refusing to convert..
Pezzulla, also known as Primaldo, was the group's leader, and the first among the martyrs to be beheaded. They are referred to as `'The martyrs of Otranto."
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Holy Martyrs of Otranto, pray for us.
So much for the Moslems together with Catholics adoring the one merciful God.
Mark, are those the martyrs entombed around the altar?
The Last Day is going to be mindboggling, isn’t it?
I think that every time I’m in a cemetary.
The Last Day is going to be mindboggling, isnt it?
Sort of gives a mind picture to this:
Apoc 6:9-10 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice, saying: How long, O Lord (holy and true) dost thou not judge and revenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?