Martyrdom Pope Francis' Homilies Santa Marta POPE FRANCIS: LET US PRAY FOR ALL OUR PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN BRETHREN. THEY ARE THE STRENGTH OF THE CHURCH. catholicsstrivingforholiness 6 years ago 1 min readRelatedShare to help others in their Catholic faith and life. Tags: Church Persecuted Christians Persecution Pope FrancisContinue ReadingPrevious: POPE FRANCIS: DON’T BE FAINTHEARTED. GO FORWARD IN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE FOSTERING HOPE.Next: Sept. 19: ST. JANUARIUS, Bishop and Martyr. Patron of Naples, Italy.