Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Charles de Foucauld, also known as Brother Charles of Jesus, was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother, who served among the Tuareg people in the Sahara desert in Algeria. He was assassinated by a band of men at his hermitage in the Sahara on Dec. 1, 1916. Pope Benedict XVI declared him a blessed in 2005 and Pope Francis will canonize him on May 15, 2022.

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A pilgrim attends the canonization of St. John Henry Newman in Rome, Oct. 13, 2019.

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A statue of Charles de Foucauld in front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune in Strasbourg, France.

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A statue of Bl. Charles de Foucauld in Strasbourg, France.

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‘Only the date is missing,’ his postulator told CNA. Read more

The last photograph of Charles de Foucauld, in Tamanrasset, Algeria.

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