“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history.” His Eminence Francis Cardinal George has died.
Speaking on April 17 to a UN session on the persecution of Christians, Archbishop Bernardito Auza said that world leaders should approach the question “with both of our eyes wide open.”
in tuo advéntu suscípiant te Mártyres,
et perdúcant te in civitátem sanctam Ierúsalem.
Chorus Angelórum te suscípiat,
et cum Lázaro quondam páupere
ætérnam habeas réquiem.