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Titus Brandsma as rector magnificus of the Catholic University of Nijmegen in 1932.

Who was Titus Brandsma?

Mar 8, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Pope Francis will canonize the World War II martyr in May. Read more

Religious leaders mark the 77th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau at the death camp, Jan. 27, 2022.

Religious leaders mark Auschwitz liberation anniversary

Jan 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

Polish Bishop Piotr Greger was among those who offered prayers at the commemoration. Read more

Pope Francis meets with Holocaust survivor Edith Bruck at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta, Jan. 27, 2022.

Pope Francis meets Auschwitz survivor on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Vatican said they ‘both stressed the inestimable value of transmitting the memory of the past to the youngest.’ Read more

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in eastern Poland.

University to host center for study of Polish Catholics and Jews who saved lives under Nazism and communism

Dec 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The center will be based at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Read more

Stefania Łącka, pictured in 1945.

Sainthood cause opened for Polish Catholic known as ‘earthly guardian angel’ of Auschwitz

Aug 31, 2021

By CNA Staff

Stefania Łącka nursed sick prisoners at the camp hospital. Read more

The Franciscan friar Fr. Placido Cortese (1907-1944).

Pope Francis advances sainthood cause of Italian Catholic priest who saved Jews in WWII

Aug 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Fr. Placido Cortese has been dubbed “the Italian Fr. Kolbe.” Read more