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Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021.

Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying... Read more

The Martyrs of Compiegne, from the Quidenham Carmel in Norfolk, England. Photograph

Who are the Martyrs of Compiegne?

On July 17 the Church commemorates 16 French religious sisters who died at the hands of the French Revolution, hastening... Read more

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A martyr of the French revolution is almost a saint

In just two days in early September of 1792, approximately 1,200 people were slaughtered by revolutionaries in France.  Read more