Estonia: Catholic cententary a chance to celebrate triumph of martyrs

As the Apostolic Administration of Estonia prepares to celebrate its centenary this year, Bishop Philippe Jourdan recalls the challenges his flock endured over several decades of Soviet rule and the hopes Catholics entertain for their Church’s future.

03 June 2024
By Devin Watkins “One hundred years may not seem like much for a 2,000-year-old Church, but in Estonia’s case, it was really a challenge.” Bishop Philippe Jourdan, Apostolic Administrator of Estonia, offered that assessment in an interview with Vatican News as the local Church prepares for the 100th anniversary of its institution as an Apostolic Administration. On November 1, 1924, Pope Pius XI created the Apostolic Administration of Estonia, splitting its territory off from the Archdiocese ...
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