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Friday 9 July 2021

The Chinese Martyrs

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A happy feast to all our Chinese parishioners and readers on this feast of the 120 Chinese martyrs, canonised by Pope St John Paul II in 2000. On that occasion he said, “Chinese men and women of every age and state, priests, religious and lay people, showed the same conviction and joy, sealing their unfailing fidelity to Christ and the Church with the gift of their lives.”

We pray for those in China and around the world who make the same valiant witness to the Gospel today. They are the proof that Christ and the Church are alive.