After the Muslims cut the head of Antonio Primaldo, he kept on standing till 800 of his followers were beheaded too.
The Pope will canonize this headless man and his followers in 12th of May. The skulls and other relics of the martyrs currently adorn the walls around the altar of Otranto Cathedral as a memorial to their sacrifice.
According to the archdiocese’s website, popular tradition holds that when the soldiers beheaded Primaldo, his body remained standing even as the combatants tried to push him over. Legend has it that the decapitated man stood until the very last prisoner was killed, at which point Primaldo’s body collapsed next to his dead comrades.
In 1771, the Church recognised the validity of the local veneration of Primaldo and his companions and allowed them to be called Blessed. In 2007, retired Pope Benedict XVI formally recognised their martyrdom and, in 2012, he recognised a miracle attributed to their intercession.
Martyrs do not need a miracle attributed to their intercession in order to be beatified. However, miracles must be recognised by the Vatican in order for them to become saints. Source: Catholic Herald My comment: There is a lot of interesting stuff in this article.
First: This is a claim that expose the violent religion of Islam. The Ottoman Empire was surely an evil empire, slaughtering both Armenian Christians and some Roman Catholics too.
Second: Catholics are not Christians. They believe in mythology, human legends, and occultism.
It is foolish to claim that a man who was beheaded stood tall. Regardless of what Catholic’s might claim, this kind of fairy tales should be rejected.
Do you really believe that the Muslim butchers, who failed to push a ghost, just kept on doing their business?
Such a claim is surly baloney, inspired by people who are demonized.
Third: It is possible that 800 men died during the siege of Otranto in 1480. This is a small port town at the most eastern tip of southern Italy. But it is also possible that the skulls kept for display inside the local Church, are martyrs who refused to submit to the local Bishop. Italians who did not accept the Papacy were butchered in their tens of thousands.
The canonization of these Italian’s might be the last and final cover up for a horrible crimes against evangelical Christians who were terminated in this area.
Fort: The last Pope approved a miracle taking place by the intercession of these men. My question is: Which of them?
The Bible explains that we should not consult the dead.
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.
The Pope could care less, and makes a mockery of the true faith in Jesus the Messiah.
The idol of the Catholic Queen of Heaven and her son is found on the altar in front of the skull and bones of these new “saints” in Italy.
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Written by Ivar