Posts Tagged ‘Yad Vashem’

Priest honoured for saving Italian Jews from holocaust

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

A Portuguese priest has been honoured for his wartime actions in saving of dozens of Jews during the Nazi holocaust. Fr Joaquim Carreira risked his life to save others while at a Rome pontifical college during the Second World War. A nephew of Fr Carreria, also a priest, received a medal on his behalf from Read more

Pope says ‘never again’ at Jerusalem Holocaust memorial

Friday, May 30th, 2014

During the final day of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis made an emotional visit to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. On May 26, the Pope kissed the hands of half a dozen Holocaust survivors and heard their stories of persecution by the Nazis. He left an inscription in the Yad 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