Religion: Beatified

Outside St. Peter's in Rome there were strange scenes, last week. In fiendish war-paint, a band of Iroquois Indians fell upon canoeing Jesuit priests, slashed them with knives, bit out their fingernails, grilled their soles on glowing tomahawks — all on large banners which decorated the main entrance to the church.

Later, Pope Pius, a Canadian pilgrimate and 60,000 of the faithful knelt in veneration and beatified the tortured priests whose sufferings were blazoned on the banners. The beatified: John de Brebeuf, Gabriel Lalemant, Anthony Daniel, Charles Gamier, Noel Charbanel, Jean de la Lande,...

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