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Papal liturgy will honor ‘New Martyrs’

April 12, 2017

Pope Francis will preside on April 22 at a special Liturgy of the Word to honor the “new martyrs” of the past century, the Vatican has announced.

The ceremony, organized by the Sant’Egidio community, will be held at the basilica of St. Bartholomew in Rome. The Sant’Egidio community, announcing the event, noted that the basilica was designated by St. John Paul II to honor recent martyrs during the Jubilee Year 2000.


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  • Posted by: feedback - Apr. 13, 2017 10:32 AM ET USA

    In a prayer service for the new martyrs of the past century it would not be improper to include prayers for the martyrs of the past week.