Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pope prays for martyrs who don't make the news - Independent Catholic News

Pope prays for martyrs who don't make the news - Independent Catholic News: Pope Francis offered Mass on Monday morning in Casa Santa Marta, for 'today's martyrs', persecuted and imprisoned Christians, and for Churches which are not free to express the faith. With the understanding that 'a Church without martyrs is a Church without Jesus', the Pontiff stressed that these martyrs sustain the Church and carry her forward. Even when 'the media doesn't speak about them, because it is not news', today 'many Christians in the world today are blessed because they are persecuted, insulted, imprisoned just for carrying a cross or for confessing to Jesus

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