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