More than three years after their martyrdom, their remains will now rest in cathedral dedicated in their honor.
The bodies of the men slain by ISIS on a Libyan beachfront and hailed by Pope Francis as martyrs have now been returned home.
“The Lord welcome them as martyrs, for their families, for my brother [Coptic Pope] Tawadros, who is suffering greatly,” Pope Francis prayed of these men, at a Mass he celebrated for them in February 2015, days after they were slain by ISIS soldiers.
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