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Cardinal, Hungarian embassy pay tribute to nuncio’s actions in World War II

February 06, 2015

The Hungarian embassy to the Holy See hosted a meeting on February 4 to pay tribute to Archbishop Angelo Rotta and Msgr. Gennaro Verolino, who saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II.

Archbishop Rotta was the apostolic nuncio to Hungary at the time, while Msgr. Verolino was his assistant. Verolino would eventually become an archbishop and a nuncio.

“The work of these two great men the Church has already been documented by several historians,” Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, said at the February 4 event.

The two “put into practice the repeated appeals of Pope Pius XII of venerable memory,” he added.

 


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