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Hungarian martyr beatified

October 21, 2013

Stephen Sándor (1914-53), a Hungarian Salesian brother murdered by the postwar Communist regime, was beatified as a martyr in Budapest on October 19.

“We respect in him the exceptional laborer who taught youth the love of work,” preached Cardinal Péter Erdo, according to an Associated Press report. “We stand deeply moved before the victim of a show trial who was tortured, sentenced to death, and executed based on false testimony.”


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