Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bullied to death

Headed to the Olympics? Check out London's Catholic history

Above ground in London, England, as well as below ground on the Underground, names of stations and places are vivid reminders of the Catholic history of the city. This CNS story lists a number of places with associated websites.

Olympic rings mounted on a barge on the Thames River are seen in front of the Tower of London Feb. 28. London will be hosting the summer Olympic Games July 27 to Aug. 12.
Visitors to the 2012 Olympic Games might be surprised to discover the extent to which London has been marked by the Catholic faith over the centuries.

Catholics never left London, and during the 16th and 17th centuries they soaked the city with their blood, with 105 beatified and canonized martyrs dying on the Tyburn gallows, while many others were executed in other parts of the capital.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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