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Bucha’s Agony: By His Cross, Christ Has Given a New Meaning to Suffering

Ronaldo SchemidtAn aerial view shows body bags in a trench of a mass grave in the grounds surrounding St. Andrew’s church in Bucha on April 7.

“The Church has always held the firm conviction that those who suffer death for the sake of the faith without having received Baptism are baptized by their death for and with Christ. This Baptism of blood, like the desire for Baptism, brings about the fruits of Baptism without being a sacrament.” (CCC 1258)