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The 21st martyr

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At the link is a beautiful story about the only non-Egyptian of the Christians beheaded by Islamist savages this month.

“He was a Chadian Citizen (Darker skin shown in picture) who accepted Christianity after seeing the immense faith of his fellow Coptic Christians to die for Christ. When Terrorist forced him to reject Jesus Christ as God, looking at his Christian friends he replied, ‘their God is my God’ so the terrorist beheaded him also.”

I don’t hesitate to use the word “martyr” with a small “m”. That doesn’t mean I want these men canonized by the Catholic Church – on the contrary – but it does mean that they died for the love of Jesus Christ. The word “victim” just isn’t enough.

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March 1, 2015 - Posted by | Catholic News, Politics

1 Comment »

  1. They are truly martyrs and saints. The saints for the first 3 centuries were by and large acclaimed saints since they were either martyrs (killed for the faith) or confessors (tortures or exiled for the faith).

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    Comment by Byzcat | March 4, 2015 | Reply


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