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Pope Francis waves from the window of the Apostolic Palace on Feb. 7, 2021./ Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis Applauds Beatification of Monks Who Died Protecting the Eucharist

Apr 18, 2021

In his Regina Coeli address Sunday, Pope Francis applauded the beatification of six Cistercian monks who were martyred while trying to protect the Eucharist from desecration by French soldiers in 1799.

Fr. John Baptist Oese Imai, first-ever Benedictine Abbot of the Benedictine Missionaries of St. Ottillien in Tigoni.

Kenya’s First Benedictine Abbot Told to “cut out stubborn” Monks at Blessing Ceremony

Nov 16, 2020

The Catholic Church in Kenya witnessed the blessing of the country’s first-ever Benedictine Abbot who was told not to hesitate in cutting “out stubborn” members from the 106-year-old Religious Order that is part of the Benedictine Confederation.