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...
Vasyl Velychkovsky
Blessed Martyr Vasyl Velychkovsky (born June 1, 1903, Stanislav, Austria-Hungary — died June 30, 1973, Winnipeg, Canada) was a priest, and later bishop, of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church (Eastern rit...
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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Jenaro Sánchez Delgadillo
Jenaro Sánchez y Delgadillo was a Mexican Catholic priest who was executed by the Mexican military during the Cristero War in that country. He is now honored as a martyr and saint by the Catholic Chur...
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...
233 Spanish Martyrs
The 233 Spanish Martyrs, also referred to as The Martyrs of Valencia orJose Aparico Sanz and 232 Companions, were a group of martyrs from the Spanish Civil War, who were beatified in March 2001 by Po...
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Pavel Djidjov
Pavel Djidjov (July 19, 1919 – October 3, 1952) was a Bulgarian theologian who was executed after a show trial and beatified in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.
Pavel Djidjov was born to a Latin r...
Assassination of the monks of Tibhirine
On the night of 26–27 March 1996, seven monks from the monastery Notre-Dame de l'Atlas of Tibhirine in Algeria, belonging to the Roman Catholic Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance (known as ...
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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...
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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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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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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Salvatore Colombo
Pietro Salvatore Colombo, O.F.M. (October 28, 1922 - July 9, 1989) was the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mogadiscio (Somalia) from 1976 until his assassination.
Colombo was born in Carat...
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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André Soulié
Jean André Soulié (1858 - 1905) was a French missionary and botanist, murdered in Tibet.
Soulié was born in Saint-Juéry, Aveyron, on October 6, 1858. He was ordained July 5, 1885, for the Paris F...
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Symeon Lukach
Blessed Symeon Lukach (Ukrainian: Симеон Лукач; 7 July 1893 - 22 August 1964) was a Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop and martyr.Lukach was born in the village of Starunya, Stanislaviv Region. His ...
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...
Konstantin Budkevich
Konstanty Romuald Budkiewicz (Latvian: Konstantīns Romualds Budkēvičs, Russian: Константин Ромуальд Будкевич) (June 19, 1867 - March 31 or April 1, 1923) was a Roman Catholic priest executed...
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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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Mykola Konrad
Blessed Mykola Konrad (Ukrainian: Микола Конрад) was a Ukrainian Greek Catholic priest and martyr.Konrad was born on 16 May 1876 in the village of Strusiv in Ternopil Region. He studied philosoph...
Bernhard Lichtenberg
The Blessed Bernhard Lichtenberg (3 December 1875 – 5 November 1943) was a German Roman Catholic priest and theologian, who died while in the custody of forces of the Third Reich. He has been awarded ...
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Ignacio Ellacuría
Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J. (Portugalete, Biscay, Spain, November 9, 1930 – San Salvador, November 16, 1989) was a Jesuit priest, philosopher, and theologian who did important work as a professor an...
Omelyan Kovch
Blessed Оmelyan Kovch (August 20, 1884, Tlumach — March 25, 1944) was a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic priest murdered in Majdanek concentration camp.He was born in a peasant family in the town of Tlumach i...
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Lojze Grozde
Lojze Grozde was a Slovenian student who was murdered by partisans during World War II. His death is recognised as martyrdom by the Catholic Church. He was beatified on 13 June 2010.
Grozde was ...
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Anna Wang
The Martyr Saints of China, or Augustine Zhao Rong and his 119 companions, are saints of the Roman Catholic Church. The 87 Chinese Catholics and 33 Western missionaries, from the mid-17th century to 1...
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