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Misc: Don Pino: the most important beatification of the early 21st century

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Don Pino

Learn more about Fr. Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi, who was assassinated for challenging the mafia in Italy, and will be beatified May 25th, in this piece in the National Catholic Reporter. John Allen writes, “Approximately 100,000 Christians around the world have been killed ‘in a situation of witness’ each year in the past decade. That works out to 11 Christians killed every hour. Other experts question that number, but even the low-end estimate puts the tally of Christians killed every day in circumstances somehow related to their faith at 20, meaning almost one per hour. . . Don Pino is an ideal patron saint for making the defense of believers at risk a transcendent Christian cause.” Read the whole thing here: Don Pino: the most important beatification of the early 21st century