A patron saint for the War on Terror?
- Published: 29 October 2007
The 1996 assassination of Bishop Pierre Claverie of Algeria as part of the carnage created by the Islamic Salvation Front, a template for radical Islamic movements elsewhere. In that context, Claverie - whose cause for sainthood opened recently - could seem a patron saint for Catholic hawks in the "clash of civilisations". But the reality is more complex. - John L. Allen