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A monk prepares for prayers at the Tibhirine monastery, about 80 kilometres (50 miles) of Algiers. The Catholic Church will beatify in Algeria seven French monks and 12 other clergy killed during the country's civil war, the first ceremony of its kind in a Muslim nation. The Trappist monks were abducted from the Priory of Our Lady of Atlas in Tibhirine, by Islamist gunmen in March 1996.(AFP)

The murder of the monks of Tibhirine, a 22-year-old mystery

By Agence France-Presse | Algiers
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 11:27 AM IST
In January 2018 the Vatican declared that the monks were martyrs for their faith, along with the 12 other slain clergy, including the bishop of Oran, Pierre Claverie, killed in a bombing in 1996.
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