Beatification of the Martyrs of Algeria

June 23, 2018 3:38 pm

Church in Algeria postpones beatification of its 19 martyrs

Since the publication last January of a decree on the beatification of Bishop Pierre Claverie of Oran and his 18 companions who were killed in Algeria in the 1990s, the Church of Algeria has been mulling over the details of the celebration itself.

On June 18, the bishops and vicars-general met in Algiers with the apostolic nuncio and discussed the issue of having the beatification of the 19 martyrs. They have recognized that their proposal to have a celebration in autumn 2018 in Oran is no longer realistic because of “organizational deadlines.”