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Martyrs of Peace: The Monks of Tibhirine, Algeria

The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated in Oran, Algeria, on December 8

By: Bob French

Martyrs of Peace: The Monks of Tibhirine, Algeria: 
The beatification of 19 martyrs of Algeria, including the seven Trappist monks of Tibhirine, will be celebrated in Oran, Algeria, on December 8
 by Bob French

The French officer was in trouble. Just twenty-three, second lieutenant Christian de Chergé had been drafted while halfway through his seminary studies.

Now stationed as a peacekeeping officer in the little town of Tiaret, Algeria, he was out walking with his friend Mohammed, the town policeman,...

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