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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).

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Adoration of the Magi. @BLMedieval Egerton 2125 f. 182v — Melibeus (@melibeus1): trei crai de la rasarit


Grupul psaltic Tronos-Trei crai de la rasarit.

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Fili...

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi, tapestry, wool and ...

The Adoration of the Magi, tapestry, wool and silk on cotton warp, 101 1/8 x 151 1/4 inches (258 x 384 cm.), Manchester Metropolitan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giot...

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giotto, purportedly depicting Halley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

word: vacuous


vacuous

Definition: (adjective) Devoid of intelligence.
Synonyms: asinine, fatuous, inane, mindless
Usage: The interviewer could tell by the candidate’s vacuous comments that he was not qualified for the position. Discuss.

word: stentorian


Word of the Day

stentorian

Definition: (adjective) Extremely loud.
Synonyms: booming
Usage: He was woken by the stentorian voice of his teacher, demanding to know why he wasn’t paying attention. Discuss

Europe – Fury as Italy quashes asbestos conviction in ‘trial of century’ – France 24


An Italian flag reads “Eternit: Justice” in a picture posted on Italian author Roberto Saviano‘s Twitter account
Text by Benjamin DODMAN
Latest update : 2014-11-20

Victims of asbestos poisoning are well accustomed to the gruelling twists and turns of Italy’s judicial process. But even the most battle-hardened were ill-prepared for the latest, bitter turn in a landmark case that has dragged on for decades.

Late on Wednesday, Italy’s top court overturned an 18-year prison sentence for Swiss billionaire Stephan Schmidheiny, the former owner of construction giant Eternit.

Schmidheiny, 67, was found guilty in 2012 of causing 3,000 deaths linked to the use of asbestos in his factories – in the biggest ever trial on asbestos-related deaths.

He was jailed in absentia and ordered to pay tens of millions of euros in compensation to local authorities and families of the victims, who included factory workers and residents who lived near Eternit factories in northern, central and southern Italy.

via Europe – Fury as Italy quashes asbestos conviction in ‘trial of century’ – France 24.