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Pope Francis applauds beatification of monks who died protecting the Eucharist

April 19, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: “In 1799, when French soldiers withdrawing from Naples sacked churches and monasteries, these meek disciples of Christ resisted with heroic courage, unto death, to defend the Eucharist from desecration,” the Pontiff said of the Cistercian martyrs of the Abbey of Casmari. “May their example spur us to a greater commitment of fidelity to God, even capable of transforming society and making it more just and fraternal.”

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