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Topic: martyrs

Iraqi Christian: ‘ISIS terrorist held a sword to my throat but I refused to convert’

Refugee told militant she would rather die than give up her Christian faith.

Nazi massacre of Carthusian monks recalled in new book

Journalist suggests Causes could be taken up by Italian bishops

More than 500 Spanish Civil War martyrs move closer to sainthood

Cardinal Angelo Amato presides over beatification mass in Tarragona

Croatian priest killed during 1947 anti-Church violence beatified

Father Miroslav Bulesic was murdered by Communists amid upheaval after World War Two

Priest who died of hunger in Communist prison to be beatified

Mgr Vladimir Ghika died after three years of imprisonment

Religious persecution has existed through the ages. We must continue to fight it, and take it as a compliment

As the sacrifice of the Mexican martyrs shows, anti-Catholicism will always rebound on itself

Pope Francis to canonise 800 Italians slain during historic siege

Pope’s first canonisation will recognise Blessed Antonio Primaldo and the townsfolk of Otranto

Pope recognises martyrs who died at the hands of communist and fascist regimes

The way has been prepared for the beatification of Italian, Romanian and Hungarian priests

Why on earth did French revolutionaries persecute and murder enclosed nuns?

The fine parish church of St Jacques in Compiègne has a side chapel dedicated to 16 Carmelites martyred in the Revolution

The Tyburn Tree bears abundant fruit

A new film shows the amazing growth of a contemplative order whose convent stands near the notorious execution spot, says Simon Caldwell