Pope Francis will preside on April 22 at a special Liturgy of the Word to honor the “new martyrs” of the past century, the Vatican has announced.
The ceremony, organized by the Sant’Egidio community, will be held at
the basilica of St. Bartholomew in Rome.
The Sant’Egidio community,
announcing the event, noted that the basilica was designated by St. John
Paul II to honor recent martyrs during the Jubilee Year 2000.