Tag Archives: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia

Possible threat against Pope Benedict

Apparently some Islamic group said that the Pope would be an “easy target”, and so security has been increased.
Security was considerably increased in the Vatican yesterday after direct threats against the Holy Father were made in a recently-released video … Continue reading

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Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us

I was delighted to receive a little book from a reader in Pamplona, Spain, about Saints Nunilo and Alodia.
Our saints, little girls, were 9th c. virgin martyrs in Huesca, Spain.  They were born to a Muslim father and … Continue reading

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22 October: a new feast day and an old feast day!

A long-time participant here just pointed out to me in my email that the new feast day designated for Bl. John Paul II, 22 October, is also the feast of Sts. Nunilo and Alodia!
Nunilio and Alodia were 9th c. virgin … Continue reading

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Ivory Coast: Stories of slaughter of Catholics by Muslim troops

I found this via Gateway Pundit:
Bumped: MUSLIM TROOPS SLAUGHTER 1,000 CATHOLICS IN IVORY COAST
Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, April 3, 2011, 10:22 PM
(UPDATED & BUMPED)
At least 1,000 Christians were slaughtered this week in at the Salesian Saint Teresa of … Continue reading

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Egyptian Army violently disperses protests by Coptic Christians

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.
From ahramonline:
Army violently disperses new Copts’ protest
Thousand of Copts organised a protest calling for the punishment of all those who attacked and injured pro-Coptic sit-in demonstrators on Sunday night in front of the State … Continue reading

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Egypt: 4000 Muslims attack Coptic homes, burn church

St. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.
Assyrian International News Agency
(AINA) — A mob of nearly four thousand Muslims has attacked Coptic homes this evening in the village of Soul, Atfif in Helwan Governorate, 30 kilometers from Cairo, and torched the … Continue reading

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Set a new trend in naming that baby!

I don’t do “help me name my baby” questions around here, except to suggest that you pick a saint’s name, spell it normally, and go for it.
That said, I would like to see a new trend back to some solid, … Continue reading

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Pakistan: Catholic critic of blasphemy law shot dead

From the Catholic Herald.  Say a prayer for the repose of the soul of Shahbaz Bhatti.
Catholic critic of blasphemy law is shot dead in Pakistan
By Ed West
Pakistan’s leading Catholic politician has been murdered in the capital Islamabad.
Minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti … Continue reading

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Egyptian policeman shoots Christian girls

From Catholic Culture:
Policeman shoots 4 Christians in Egypt
Less than two weeks after a church bombing in Alexandria left 21 Coptic Christians dead, an off-duty policeman shot four Christians on a train, killing a 71-year-old man. A fifth person was also … Continue reading

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Grand Imam in Egypt disagrees with Pope Benedict’s call for respect for Christian lives?

With a biretta tip to Rorate, I note a story on Ahlul Bayat New Agency that… well… read it yourself.
My emphases and comments:
CAIRO (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Egypt’s top Muslim cleric on Sunday criticised Pope Benedict XVI’s call for … Continue reading

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