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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 : St. Paschal


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St. Paschal

Paschal was the son of Bonosus, a Roman. He studied at the Lateran, was named head of St. Stephen’s monastery, which housed pilgrims to Rome, and was elected Pope to succeed Pope Stephen IV (V) on … continue reading

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this pressed: Killed by terrorists, named a martyr: the life of Fr. Alessandro Dordi :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


 Fr. Alessandro Dordi. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bergamo/diocesibg.it. Fr. Alessandro Dordi. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bergamo/diocesibg.it.


Fr. Alessandro Dordi. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bergamo/diocesibg.it.

Lima, Peru, Feb 6, 2015 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Feb. 3, Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Alessandro Dordi, an Italian priest whose work of evangelization with the poor cost him his life at the hands of a Communist terror group in Peru.

Fr. Sandro, as he was known, came to Peru in 1980, the year in which the Shining Path launched its violent campaign to bring Communism to power in the country, killing thousands. At the time, Peru was also experiencing a severe economic crisis.

via Killed by terrorists, named a martyr: the life of Fr. Alessandro Dordi :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).