Posts Tagged ‘Order of Preachers’

History made as Asian heads Dominicans for first time

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

An Asian has been elected as head of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) for the first time in history. Father Gerard Francisco Timoner, a Filipino, was elected Master of the Order on July 13 during the Dominicans’ general chapter, which was held at a seminary some 80 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Read more

Priest who was Nazi concentration camp victim is beatified

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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 Read more