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World War II - Latest News
Nov 23, 2019 - 06:48 pm .- At the ground zero site of the 1945 nuclear attack on Nagasaki, Pope Francis said the threat of using nuclear weapons is not the way to build peace and shared responsibility in the human family, reiterating the Church’s commitment to peace.
Nov 22, 2019 - 04:00 am .- The story of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac.
Nov 5, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- It was a dark autumn night in Rome, which was suffering under the occupation of Nazi Germany and was the target of bombing raids by Allied and Axis forces.
Aug 7, 2019 - 04:42 pm .- An Ohio college is returning to Nagasaki's Immaculate Conception Cathedral a wooden cross that was recovered from the cathedral's remains after the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic strike on the city.
Jun 6, 2019 - 02:27 pm .- Marking Thursday's 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II, bishops from across the world said the operations recall the need for peace and the duty of gratitude to veterans.
Mar 4, 2019 - 07:33 am .- Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open its archives on the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. Confidential files of the pope who led the Church during World War II will be made available next year.
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.