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London has the first shrine for persecuted Christians in Europe

An initiative of Father Benedict Kiely, it reminds the world that Christians are the most persecuted minority internationally.


From September 8, 2022, persecuted Christians have the first shrine dedicated to them in Europe, inaugurated in London, England, at the Ordinariate Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Gregory, in Soho district.

The shrine is officially entitled to Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians.

In Europe (and, actually, around the world) there are of course other chapels and holy places where believers can pray for modern martyrs, but this is the first such place in the Old Continent specifically dedicated to this aim. It is a project of Father Benedict Kiely, an English priest who consecrates his life to persecuted Christians since the Summer of 2014.


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