Monday, January 3, 2011

XXIst Century Martyrdom

  • "We offer our lives and our blood through the Cross" — Massacre of Christians in Alexandria. Car bomb explodes outside a church.

  • "For us Christians of Iraq, martyrdom is the charism of our Church, in its 2000 year history" — Mgr Sako: Martyrdom, the gift of the Iraqi Church to the world. More blood in Baghdad.

  • "This cowardly act of death... offends God and all humanity, who only yesterday prayed for peace and began the New Year with hope" — Pope: The attacks in Egypt and Iraq are an offense against God and humanity.

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