Pope honors martyrs of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge era
CWN - January 07, 2013
Pope Benedict XVI paid tribute to the many Christians who died under Khmer Rouge persecution, in a message to a national Congress of the Catholic Church in Cambodia.
The Pope recalled the “faith, courage, and perseverance of your pastors and of your Christian brothers and sisters” during the years of brutal dictatorship in the 1970s. Their brave witness, he said, is now bearing fruit in the Catholic Church today.
Pope Benedict expressed his hope that a new Cambodian-language translation of the documents of Vatican II and of the Catechism of the Catholic Church will help the Catholics of Cambodia to grow in understanding of their faith.
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