Priest who was Nazi concentration camp victim is beatified

A Dominican friar killed at the Dachau concentration camp in 1945, after he was arrested for helping Jews, has been beatified.

Blessed Giuseppe Girotti, OP, was beatified in Alba, Italy, the day before the canonisations of St John Paul II and St John XXIII.

In 1995, Israel’s Yad Vashem holocaust memorial declared him “righteous among the gentiles”.

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