Paul Schneider (pastor)
Paul Robert Schneider (August 29, 1897 – July 18, 1939) was an Evangelical Church of the old-Prussian Union pastor who was the first Protestant minister to be martyred by the Nazis. He died in t...
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Cristóbal Magallanes Jara
Saint Cristóbal Magallanes Jara, also known as Christopher Magallanes is a martyr and saint venerated in the Catholic Church who was killed without trial on the way to say Mass during the Cristero War...
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Johannes Prassek
The Blessed Johannes Prassek (13 August 1911 – 10 November 1943) was a German Catholic priest, and one of the Lübeck martyrs, guillotined for opposing the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler in 1943. Pr...
Nate Saint
Nathanael "Nate" Saint (August 30, 1923 – January 8, 1956) was an evangelical Christian missionary pilot to Ecuador who, along with four others, was killed while attempting to evangelize th...
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Maximilian Kolbe
Maximilian Maria Kolbe, O.F.M. Conv. (Polish: Maksymilian Maria Kolbe [maksɨˌmiljan ˌmarja ˈkɔlbɛ]; 8 January 1894 – 14 August 1941) was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in...
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New Martyr
The title of New Martyr or Neomartyr (Greek: νεο-, neo, the prefix for "new"; and μάρτυς, martys, "witness") of the Eastern Orthodox Church was originally given to martyrs who died under heretical...
Pierina Morosini
Pierina Morosini (7 January 1931 – 6 April 1957) was born in Fiobbio, a frazione of Albino, Bergamo, Italy on 7 January 1931 to farmers Rocco Morosini and Sara Noris.The first of nine children, Morosi...
Haik Hovsepian Mehr
Haik Hovsepian (January 6, 1945, Tehran – January 1994) was an Iranian bishop and Christian martyr. He was the Bishop of the Jama'at-e Rabbani church (part of the Assemblies of God church movement) un...
Eugenia Logvinovna Lashnyukova
Sister Eugenia Logvinovna Lashnyukova (1891, Mogilev, Russian Empire - ?) was an Orthodox (later the Greek-Catholic ) nun.
Sister Eugenia was born in 1891 in Mogilev. In Kiev was admitted to ...
George Carleton Lacy
George Carleton Lacy (Chinese: 力宣德; Pinyin: Lì Xuāndé; Foochow Romanized: Lĭk Sŏng-dáik; December 28, 1888 - December 11, 1951) was an American Methodist missionary and the last Methodist Bishop in Ma...
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Miguel Pro
José Ramón Miguel Agustín Pro Juárez also known as Blessed Miguel Pro (born January 13, 1891 – executed November 23, 1927), was a Mexican Jesuit Catholic priest executed under the presidency of Pluta...
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Rafael Palacios (priest)
Fr. Rafael Palacios was a Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador who was assassinated on 20 June 1979 in Suchitoto. He served under Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez. His murder was characteriz...
Erich Klausener
Erich Klausener (January 25, 1885 – June 30, 1934) was a German Catholic politician who was murdered in the Night of the Long Knives as the Nazis purged their opponents.
Born in Düsseldorf t...
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Enrique Angelelli
Enrique Ángel Angelelli (17 June 1923 – 4 August 1976) was a bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina, assassinated during the Dirty war for his involvement with social issues.A...
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Maria Goretti
Maria Goretti (October 16, 1890 – July 6, 1902) is an Italian virgin-martyr of the Roman Catholic Church, and she is one of the youngest canonized saints.She was born on the eastern side of Ital...
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Barbara (Yakovleva)
Barbara Yakovleva (Russian: Варвара Яковлева; died July 18, 1918), called Nun Barbara, was a Russian Orthodox nun in the convent of Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna. She was killed by the Bolshe...
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Saints of the Cristero War
On May 21, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized a group of 25 saints and martyrs arising from the Mexican Cristero War. The vast majority are Roman Catholic priests who were executed for carrying out the...
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Martyrs of Daimiel
The Passionist Martyrs of Daimiel were a group of priests and brothers of the Passionist Congregation killed by anti-clericalist forces during the Spanish Civil War.
At 11:30 pm on the night of 21...
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Grzegorz Chomyszyn
The Blessed Hryhory Khomyshyn (also Hryhorij Khomyshyn, Ukrainian: Григорій Хомишин, Polish: Grzegorz Chomyszyn) was a Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop and hieromartyr.Khomyshyn was born on 25 ...
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Seraphim Chichagov
Seraphim Chichagov (9 June 1856 or 9 January 1856 – 11 December 1937), born Leonid Mikhailovich Chichagov, was a Metropolitan bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church who was executed by firing squ...
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Fernando de la Fuente de la Fuente
Brother Fernando de la Fuente de la Fuente (16 December 1943 – 31 October 1996) was a Spanish Marist Brother and missionary who was one of four Marist Brothers martyred at the Nyamirangwe refugee camp...
Mary Bastian
Father Mary Bastian (1948 – 6 January 1985) was a minority Tamil Human Rights activist and local Roman Catholic parish priest from Sri Lanka. He was shot and killed along with 10 other civilian...
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Joche Albert Ly
Brother Joche Albert Ly (8 February 1910 – 21 April 1951) was a Chinese Marist Brother, and was martyred in Zhejiang, China by members of the People's Liberation Army for denouncing Communism.
Joc...
Jānis Mendriks
Jānis (John) Mendriks (21 January 1907 – 1 August 1953), was a Latvian Catholic priest who died in a Soviet Gulag.He was born in Logocki, Kalupe Parish near Aglona (south-eastern Latvia, then in Russ...
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John Kochurov
Saint John Kochurov (Russian: Ива́н Алекса́ндрович Кочу́ров), hieromartyr of the Soviet revolution, was one of a number of young educated priests who came to the United States in the late 1890s as...
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Andronik (Nikolsky)
Archbishop Andronik (also spelled Andronic; Russian: Архиепископ Андроник, secular name Vladimir Alexandrovich Nikolsky, Russian: Владимир Александрович Никольский; August 1, 1870 – July 7, 19...
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