Catholic Church beatifies 19 Christians in Algeria

Faithful attend the beatification ceremony for seven monks and twelve clergy, who were killed in Algeria’s civil war, at the Notre Dame de Santa Cruz in the city of Oran, Algeria December 8, 2018. REUTERS/Abdelaziz Boumzar

ALGIERS (Reuters) – The Roman Catholic Church in Algeria has beatified 19 Christians killed in a civil war in the 1990s including seven Trappist monks who were beheaded at their monastery by Islamist militants. The beatification in the port city of Oran is the first of its kind in a Muslim nation. Algerian officials, delegates […]

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