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Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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ABC News
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Media/Opinion
Date:
5/27/2017

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ABSTRACTPope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times - ABC News Sections Sections Top Stories Watch U.S. International Politics Lifestyle Entertainment Virtual Reality Health Tech Investigative Sports Weather Shows Shows Good Morning America World News Tonight Nightline 20/20 This Week What Would You Do? Live Live Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds press conference Anti-G7 protesters rally in Giardini, Italy Air Force One departing for home EarthTV hosts 30-day live look of global cities observing Ramadan Live look at the beach surf from Belmar, NJ RADAR: Severe storms from Denver to Chicago Alpacas graze at the Stargazer Ranch in Loveland, CO Kittens nap and play on 'Dorm Cam' in Los Angeles Penguins chill at the Kansas City Zoo in Missouri California Aquarium of Sciences shark lagoon cam Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park Atlantic coast in Gloucester, Mass from the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn More Privacy Policy Your CA Privacy Rights Children's Online Privacy Policy Interest-Based Ads Terms of Use Contact Us Yahoo!-ABC News Network | © 2017 ABC News Internet Ventures. All rights reserved. Search Menu ABC News Log In U.S. International Politics Lifestyle Entertainment Virtual Reality … … Entertainment Virtual Reality Health Tech Investigative Sports Weather Privacy Policy Privacy Policy Your CA Privacy Rights Your CA Privacy Rights Children's Online Privacy Policy Children's Online Privacy Policy Interest-Based Ads Interest-Based Ads Terms of Use Terms of Use Contact Us Contact Us Yahoo!-ABC News Network | © 2017 ABC News Internet Ventures. All rights reserved. Shows Good Morning America Good Morning America World News Tonight World News Tonight Nightline Nightline 20/20 20/20 This Week This Week What Would You Do? What Would You Do? Live Watch Pope: More Christian martyrs today than in ancient times By The Associated Press GENOA, Italy — May 27, 2017, 8:57 AM ET 0 Shares Email Star The Associated Press Pope Francis arrives at the ILVA steel-making company in Genoa, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. His opened his visit at ILVA, a troubled steel-making company, where workers in hard hats awaited him. The visit puts a focus on the plight of workers whose lives have been made precarious by years of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni) 0 Shares Email Pope Francis prayed Saturday for the Coptic Christians killed a day earlier in Egypt by Islamic extremists, saying that there are more Christian martyrs today than in ancient times. During a meeting with clergy in the Italian port city of Genoa, Francis urged them to pray "for our brothers the Egyptian Copts, who were killed because they did not want to renounce their faith." "Let's not forget that today there are more Christian martyrs than in ancient times, than in the early day times of the church," Fran.......