Martyrs of the Church During 2011

Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, released its 2011 report listing the names of pastoral workers, bishops, priests, men and women religious and lay Catholics killed during 2011.

During 2011, 26 pastoral care workers, 18 priests, 4 religious sisters, and 4 lay people were killed . South America was the place most affected with 15 deaths, followed by Africa with 8 deaths, Asia with 4 deaths, and Europe with one.

Eternal rest unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them!

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