Keyword: Trappist monks

Vatican beatifies French monks murdered in Algeria

Seven Trappist monks who were murdered in Algeria in 1996 were among 19 Catholic clergy killed in the country during an insurgency by hardline Islamists to be beatified on Saturday by the Vatican – the first step in the Church's process to award a person sainthood.

Algeria refuses to give France samples of remains of beheaded Trappist monks

Algeria refused to send investigators in France crucial samples of the skulls of the seven monks murdered in mysterious circumstances in 1996.