Camille's editorial of February 16, 2022: The duty of memory

The news of the day offers us a focus on the duty of memory, because it is by combating oblivion that we can try not to reproduce the errors and dramas of the past. 

It is this work of remembrance that Lord David Alton, a member of the UK House of Lords, calls upon the world to confront religious persecution.

seven years later the martyrdom of 21 young Christians beheaded on a beach in Libya, he says their sacrifice should never be forgotten.

It is this work of memory that Roseline Hamel, sister of Father Jacques Hamel who was stabbed to death on July 26, 2016 in front of the altar of his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, by two young Islamists. For nearly six years, Roseline Hamel has been carrying a message of love and peace to fight hatred.

Discover on the InfoChrétienne website news of the trial of the assassination of the priest which started on Monday.

It is also this memory work that our site tries to do by regularly informing you about the persecution of Christians.

Pervez Masih was 25 and ran a video game business. This Christian died on Monday in Lahore, in Pakistan, attacked by a crowd of 150 to 200 people.

So let us remember the 21 Christians murdered in Libya, Father Jacques Hamel and the young Pervez Masih. May these unspeakable dramas encourage us to fight hatred in all its forms and to pray again and again for the persecuted church.

Camille Westphal Perrier

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