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Pope reveals he wears cross of martyred Iraqi priest

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 09/19/15

From AFP: 

Pope Francis revealed Thursday that he now wears a cross that belonged to a Iraqi priest who was wearing it when he was slain for his faith.

He said he had been given it by another Iraqi priest he met on St Peter’s square.

“It is a cross this priest had in his hands when he had his throat cut for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ,” the pontiff told a gathering of young monks and nuns. “This cross, I wear it here,” he added, indicating his chest.

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