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How did the Vatican respond to the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI?

Mar 10, 2015 - 04:01 am .- The 1915 torpedoing of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania, which galvanized anti-German sentiment in the US during World War I, was much-discussed at the top of the Vatican's ranks, revealing the Holy See's approach to  current events and its place in international diplomacy.

The 'Unknown Pope' – how Benedict XV is relevant today

Sep 3, 2014 - 01:21 pm .- Despite a biography title labeling him the “Unknown Pope,”  Benedict XV had a tremendous impact on life of the Church, and his legacy of diplomacy and efforts for peace live on today.

Bishop Davies: Lourdes shrine a light amid war, death

Jul 28, 2014 - 10:02 am .- This weekend, shortly before today's centenary of the beginning of World War I, an English bishop has said that the Marian shrine of Lourdes remains “undimmed” and still invites everyone to see the “light of the Gospel,” Jesus Christ.

Materialism, 'rejection' of Christianity factors in World War I

Feb 7, 2014 - 01:42 pm .- Scholar and author George Weigel proposed that World War I was caused and prolonged not only by political struggles and complex intra-continental alliances, but by materialism, Social Darwinism, and a rejection of Christianity.

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