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Shrine honouring persecuted Christians opens in London

A shrine has opened in London displaying sacred liturgical items desecrated by extremists in Iraq.

The 10 objects – including chalices, crucifixes and a statue – many of them bent and broken, were formally blessed at a ceremony on November 3, at Farm Street Catholic Church, where the shrine has been erected.

Please head over to the Catholic Herald to read John's full article. 

Question for thought:

  1. Why is having a shrine to these relics and for these people so significant?