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Christians persecuted by ISIS hailed as ‘modern-day martyrs’

Sept. 27, 2014, 2014, 10:25 a.m. - PERSECUTED Christians in Iraq and Syria are considered “modern martyrs of faith” for living up to their beliefs even to the point of death.

In his homily during the closing Eucharistic celebration of UST Martyrs' Week at the Central Seminary Chapel Friday afternoon, Fr. Rodel Aligan O.P., dean of the Faculty of Sacred Theology, said Christians executed by Islamic extremists had shown acts of faith and courage enough to leave a legacy to modern Christians.

“The martyrs are those who claim the unique love of Christ,” Aligan said. “The blood of martyrs would always be the foundation of the Church that we have.”