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Blessed Rolando Maria Rivi: Age 14
This young Italian seminarian was studying to be a priest during World War II. As Communist insurgents occupied his town, his parents told him to take off his cassock. The young teen refused. He was eventually captured by the insurgents, tortured for days and then shot over an open grave. In his final moments he was allowed to offer up a prayer for his parents.
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