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Rafailo of Sisatovac

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== Martyrdom ==
At the beginning of the World War II, Archimandrite Rafailo was the igumen of the Šišatovac Monastery. On [[August 25]], 1941, the [[w:Ustaše|Ustashe]] (a Croatian nationalist militia) arrested him, together with three other monastics of the Šišatovac Monastery, and transported them by train to Slavonska Požega. During this transport, Igumen Rafailo was tortured in different ways: They hit him with different objects and tore out his beard. In the concentration camp in Slavonska Požega, the afflictions of Hieromonk Rafailo continued. After monstrous tortures he died on [[September 3]], 1941. No one knows where he was buried.
At the regular session of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church in 1999, Abbot Rafailo was canonized, and his name was entered in the List of Names of the Serbian Church as "the Hieromartyr." His memory feast is on [[August 21]]/[[September 3]]—the day of his death.

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