Spanish civil war martyrs set for beatification
    The Holy See has approved the beatification of a further 123 martyrs killed for their faith during the religious persecutions in Spain of 1931-39. The ceremony will take place on 11 March 2001.
    The Tablet reports that 238 Spanish Civil War martyrs have been beatified to date, in nine separate ceremonies. The first 10 were canonised on 21 November last year.
    The Holy See's approval is still pending in another 74 causes promoted by the archdiocese of Valencia 19 women and 18 men of Catholic Action, together with 37 priests.