Eight different testimonies reveal how Pius XII asked at least 49 convents to hide and house Jews, and declared those convents to be extraterritorial areas under the authority of the Vatican, Oversteyns found.
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The Center for Child Protection (CCP) was started in 2012 to provide internet-based training to Catholics anywhere in the world on the protection of children from sexual abuse.
When he greeted Bruck, Pope Francis said, “I came here to thank you for your testimony and to pay tribute to the people martyred in the madness of Nazi populism.”
The event marking the first centenary of the Polish pope’s birth may be the only cultural event of the Eternal City for this anniversary because of COVID-19 restrictions.
A minute of silence will be observed to remember the victims of wars and of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Bambino Gesù Hospital announced the successful separation surgery July 7, saying it was the first operation of its kind in Italy and probably the world.
Christian Schaller, deputy head of the Pope Benedict XVI Institute, told Regensburg diocese that during the pope emeritus’ visit to his former home “memories awoke.”
Pope Francis said it was very close to his heart to protect the dignity of those hit hardest by the effects of the pandemic.