From our confrere Vincent Kyererezi (Tizi-Ouzou) : This weekly edition of « Rencontres » of February 2018 is almost totally dedicated to our 19 Religious Martyrs, among whom Mgr Claverie, martyred in Oran, the 7 monks of Tibhirine and the 4 White Fathers of Tizi-Ouzou. This newsletter is obviously in French.
Here is an interview (in French) with Gilles Barrette, Provincial of the Americas, by Jean-Philippe Trottier on “Radio Villa Maria” (Montreal) after the declaration of Pope Francis authorizing the Proclamation as Blessed of the 19 religious martyrs of Algeria.
You might read again the reaction of the Bishops of Algeria upon the Pope’s declaration.
The martyrs of Algeria declared “blessed”:
“Bishop Claverie and his 18 companions”
Last week, Pope Francis signed a decree approving the beatification of the late Bishop of Oran, Bishop Pierre Claverie, who was assassinated during the dark years of Algerian terrorism from 1990 to 2000 as well as 18 other sisters, priests and brothers.
We are not only speaking of the 7 Trappist monks of Tibhirine but also of the four White Fathers, who are less well known, of Tizi-Ouzou also in Algeria. These confreres had been taken from the first floor of their house on the 27 th December 1994 to be shot in the courtyard.