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Israel honors priest for hiding Jews during World War II

Catholic World News - May 09, 2011

Yad Vashem, the State of Israel’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority, has named an Italian priest to its list of “Righteous Among the Nations” because he hid a Jewish family during World War II.

Father Martino Michelone, who died in 1979, was a parish priest in Moransengo, a small town in northwestern Itaily.

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  • Posted by: hartwood01 - May. 11, 2011 7:05 PM ET USA

    Obregon and Defender,my thoughts,exactly.

  • Posted by: Obregon - May. 09, 2011 11:11 PM ET USA

    Gee, I know the historical record points to Venerable Pius XII saving lots and lots of Jewish people who were being persecuted during WWII and because of the lies and trash thrown at his memory, the man has not been canonized yet, nor declared, as he should, to be one of the “Righteous Among the Nations.” Amazing! How politics will obscure the truth!

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 09, 2011 12:17 PM ET USA

    But not Pius XII...

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