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What the Pope Just Did With the 21 Coptic Martyrs Is Historic and Rare — But Not Unprecedented

Ibrahim EzzatEgyptian deacons attend a Divine Liturgy at the Martyrs Church in the village of Al-Our in Egypt’s southern province of Minya on May 15, 2018, after the bodies of a group of Coptic men beheaded in Libya by Islamic jihadists were repatriated to Egypt.

How will the 21 martyrs be viewed in the Catholic Church? Into what category will they be put?