“The Church recognises faults and feels a present responsibility” for anti-Jewish hate, “a sin against God and against people”, says General Synod spokesman on 82nd anniversary of ‘Kristallnacht’ pogrom
To prevent war, we must fight injustice and poverty, care for the environment and watch our language, a German bishop has said.
During the sixty-three days of the Warsaw Uprising, which was the biggest revolt of the population against the Nazi occupants during World War II, about 150 diocesan priests and many nuns provided the insurgents and civilians with pastoral and medical care, and shelter.
The Ukrainian President’s Office expects the honorary title of ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ to be bestowed upon Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, the Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (1900-1944), in the near future.
Christians are “obliged” to stand up to anti-Semitism, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has insisted, adding, in an allusion to the Holocaust, that “we must not… look away again”.
In this Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis praised the “upright conscience enlightened by the Word of God” of a Portuguese diplomat who saved Jews and other minorities during World War II.
The Catholic Churches of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, despite widespread condemnation, are still planning to hold a public Mass on May 16 in Sarajevo for Croatia’s pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians killed by communist partisans at the end of World War II.
A German cardinal has likened so-called gender ideology to Nazism as the country outlawed gay ‘conversion therapy’ for minors.
Criticism is raining down on the Church for its plans to hold a Mass for Nazi allies in Sarajevo, with the local Jewish community calling the initiative “utterly ridiculous”.
Recalling the end of World War II on Victory in Europe Day today, the German Churches have issued a call “to resist hatred and to advocate for justice and reconciliation”.
Irish Church leaders have warned that “peace is still a costly, precious and fragile commodity” on the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day today, May 8.
(Source: CD/RISU) Just before the coronavirus quarantine, the Vatican opened the archives of Pius XII, the Pope during the period…
The German Bishops have condemned the actions of their predecessors under the Nazis, and redoubled their efforts against clergy sex abuse.
Wartime pope Pius XII knew more about the Holocaust than was previously thought, researchers have claimed.
The Chief Rabbi of Rome has blasted the Vatican for “suspicious sensationalism” in the opening of the World War II Pope Pius XII archive.
In 2019 Pope Francis announced that the Vatican archives on Pope Pius XII, the controversial wartime pontiff who has been accused of failing to condemn the Holocaust, would be unsealed in March 2020.
“The truth about what happened behind the wires of the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau should not divide us in any way”.
The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, in the spirit of Pope Francis’ words, obliges us to expressly fight against all acts that trample on human dignity: racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism.