Pope formally recognizes Oklahoma’s Fr. Stanley Rother as first U.S.-born martyr

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From the Catholic News Service:

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States.

The Vatican made the announcement Dec. 2. The recognition of his martyrdom clears the way for his beatification.

 

Read the full report here.

 

This is especially joyous news for the Catholic Church in Oklahoma!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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