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Monks of Tibirhine recognized as martyrs, on way to beatification

AFP

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 01/29/18

Famous from 'Of Gods and Men,' victims of conflict in Algeria in the 1990s

Pope Francis approved Friday the recognition of martyrdom of Bishop Pierre Claverie and 18 other religious, including the monks Tibirhine, the Holy See announced Saturday. These martyrs died in Algeria between 1994 and 1996, during the Civil War. This recognition opens the way for their beatification.

Read about the monks, who are well known because of the movie Of Gods and Men, here:

Monks of Tibhirine, depicted in ‘Of Gods and Men’, to be beatified.

And read a fuller profile of the prior of the monks here:

This prior felt his vocation at 8, was saved by a Muslim, and went on to give his life for “God and Algeria”

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