Teaching martyrs

A very interesting article on Zenit in which Fr Robert Christian, a theology professor at the Angelicum in Rome shares emails he received from Father Ragheed Ganni who was recently shot in Mosul. (See Christian Martyrs in Iraq) Fr Christian says:
"We are used to teaching future leaders of the Church. When we hear about one of our former students becoming a bishop, we rejoice. But having taught a martyr is something else entirely. And sometimes we professors learn from our students."
He is in good company. A former professor at his rival university, now called the Gregorian, then called the Roman College, was St Robert Bellarmine. He taught a number of priests from the English College who died for the faith.

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