Last weekend I read that the Roman Catholic church beatified nineteen Christians who were killed during Algeria's civil war which was waged between 1991 and 2002 . Beatification is the first step toward sainthood in the Catholic church and this the first such ceremony to be conducted in a Muslim nation. Seven of the murdered were Trappist monks from a monastery and one of the two survivors was present for the ceremony. A remarkable film was made to tell the story of these brothers and I wrote about it in March of 2011:
On Friday we went into Toronto to see a film which won't get wide distribution, even though it has received positive reviews just about everywhere it has been shown.