Pope Francis venerates relics of martyrs in Franciscan church

Posted July 30, 2016 6:47 pm by Editor

Pope Francis venerates relics of martyrs in Franciscan church

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis visited the Church of St. Francis in Krakow on Saturday to venerate the relics housed there of two Polish Franciscan martyrs, Zbigniew Strzalkowski and Michal Tomaszek. They were killed by the Sendero Luminoso guerrillas in Peru in 1991 and were beatified in 2015, together with the Italian priest Don Alessandro Dordi from the diocese of Bergamo. Several relatives of the martyrs were present together with the Superior General of the Franciscans and the Superior of the Franciscan House in Peru where the two martyrs lived.
During his visit to the church, Pope Francis said the following prayer

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