Murdered French Priest May Be Beatified

CHR Comment: The article explains that a martyr may be beatified without the usual process, which requires evidence of a miracle. Father Jacques Hamel certainly fits that description since he was killed at the church altar for religious reasons.

Source: Pope says murdered French priest a martyr, on road to sainthood | Reuters

Vatican Sets Nov. 5 Albania’s Beatification of 38 Martyrs

The Catholic Church in Albania says the Vatican has set Nov. 5 as the day of beatification of 38 Albanian religious martyrs killed by the former communist regime.

CHR Comment: A brief explanation of how these church leaders became martyrs and the recent religious history of Albania.

Source: Vatican sets Nov. 5 Albania’s beatification of 38 martyrs – The Washington Post