Translations:El Morya/24/en

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On December 29, 1170, he was brutally murdered in Canterbury Cathedral when four knights of the court took literally the king’s remark that he wished to be rid of “this turbulent priest.” Uncompromising to the end, Becket told the knights: “If all the swords in England were pointing at my head, you would never make me betray either God or the Pope.” More than five hundred healing miracles were attributed to him only a few years after his death, and he was canonized three years later.