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A photo of Blessed Joseph Mayr-Nusser

During his Angelus address, Pope Francis told Catholics that Lent is a chance to draw near to Jesus

Pope Francis was speaking at a Mass in memory of Fr Jacques Hamel

The Church today is living in a time of saints, and of martyrs, and I suspect we shall see rather more of both in the coming weeks and years

Pope Francis has recognised Valentin Palencia Marquina as a Servant of God

Pope Francis addressed the World Meeting for Young Consecrated Men and Women yesterday

The Church has recognised a broad category of martyrs throughout the 20th century

The final 24 hours of a martyr

Archbishop Oscar Romero knew that his uncompromising defence of the poor would have only one outcome

A most annoying martyr

Fr Frans van der Lugt, who was shot dead by Islamists a year ago in the besieged Syrian city of Homs, was a man of unbelievable energy, stubbornness and courage

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was killed in the hatred of the faith 35 years ago today

Oscar Romero was beatified in May (AP)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols speaks at ecumenical service for Oscar Romero