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Dec 18, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime documents and interviews with the American intelligence agent who wrote them.
Dec 8, 2016 - 03:28 pm .- When Archbishop Michael Jackels lifted the chalice during the consecration at a memorial Mass on Oct. 8 in Dubuque, Iowa, many hearts were filled with emotion.
Sep 2, 2015 - 05:09 pm .- Pope Francis remembered the official end of the Second World War on Wednesday with the plea: “never again,” and he decried similar horrors from today’s bloody conflicts, denouncing weapons trafficking.
Aug 6, 2015 - 12:10 pm .- The 70th anniversary of the US atomic strikes on Japan has prompted reflection, commemoration, and debate about the ethics of war and the world’s nuclear arsenal.
Apr 25, 2015 - 03:54 pm .- A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of those working on it as well.
Jun 6, 2014 - 03:04 pm .- Men and women across the United States and Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the events of that fateful day, June 6, 1944, which launched the major turning point in World War II.
Jun 6, 2014 - 01:29 pm .- In a letter sent Friday to French bishops, Pope Francis paid homage to the men who fought in the D-Day invasion of Normandy 70 years ago, which was one of the key turning points in World War II.
Nov 13, 2013 - 02:32 am .- Following the 70th anniversary of the bombing of the Vatican in World War II, the author of a new book on the affair has concluded that the attack was carried out by Italian fascist forces.
Oct 16, 2013 - 04:24 am .- The efforts of the Catholic Church were undoubtedly decisive in the escape of most of Rome's Jews during World War II, according to a Jewish historian and columnist of “L’Osservatore Romano.”
Oct 5, 2013 - 05:57 am .- The last living person whom the Bishop of Assisi saved from being killed during the Holocaust met with Pope Francis yesterday, thanking him for the Church's role in protecting her people.
Jul 19, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- Pope Francis echoed the words of World War II pontiff Pius XII in a message today marking 70 years since the Basilica of San Lorenzo bombing in Rome.
Jun 4, 2013 - 01:20 pm .- Odoardo Focherini will be beatified in the Italian city of Carpi on June 15 for his life of faith and dedication to helping those in need, including 100 Jews he helped escape the Nazis.
Mar 7, 2013 - 04:12 pm .- Blessed Maria Restituta, a Catholic nurse who was decapitated by the Nazis in March of 1943, was remembered for her courageous martyrdom during a recent Mass in Rome.
Jul 12, 2012 - 04:07 pm .- The heroic life of Magdalena Truel Larrabure, a young Catholic woman died at the hands of Nazis during World War II, is the focus of a documentary by film director Luis Enrique Cam.
Jul 9, 2012 - 06:00 pm .- A concert was held July 5 at the Melbourne Recital Centre to remember Irena Sendler, the Polish Catholic who saved some 2,500 Jewish children by smuggling them out of Warsaw’s ghetto.
Jul 5, 2012 - 03:38 pm .- Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has made changes to a controversial exhibit on Pope Pius XII, presenting a more balanced view of his actions toward the Nazis and their Jewish victims.
May 17, 2012 - 04:19 am .- Kurt von Schuschnigg Jr., son of the former chancellor of Austria, says that his Catholic faith helped him get through difficult times during World War II and now guides the way that he looks back at past events.

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