Pro-Papal States Saints and Martyrs
I think Naproxen is right. To be a martyr, one must be killed in odium fidei (in hatred of the Faith). Give that the King of Italy and the vast majority of his soldiers were Catholics I don't see odium fidei. They were fighting the Head of State of a temporal power, not the Vicar of Christ.

In fact, even tho' Victor Emmanuel was excommunicated for his war against the Papal States, his excommunication was lifted on his deathbed, he received Last Rites, and died in the bosom of the Church.
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RE: Pro-Papal States Saints and Martyrs - by jovan66102 - 11-02-2020, 09:43 PM

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