Making saints out of rape victims criticised

Making saints out of rape victims has been criticised by a senior editor of a Catholic magazine.

Mollie Wilson O’Reilly, an editor at large and columnist for the US-based Commonweal magazine, was sepcifically referring to the recent beatification of Anna Kolesárová.

Kolesárová was a sixteen-year old Slovak girl who was murdered in front of her family by a Soviet soldier in 1944.

“When I read the news about the sixteen-year-old murder victim who was beatified as a ‘martyr to purity,’ I had to check the date on the paper,” O’Reilly says. Read more

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