- Jan 25, 2020
Polish officials joined war veterans on Sunday to pay tribute to a World War II-era underground force that allegedly collaborated with Nazi German forces toward the end of the war in their battle against the Communists, who were imposing control on the nation.
About 40 peace advocates representing about a dozen religious communities held a special Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemoration Prayer Service of Repentance midday Aug. 9 outside the White House in Washington.
In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said that “Jesus Christ reminds us there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
“History tells us that Christians too, including Catholics, are not strangers to such evil. I would like to ask your forgiveness for this,” Pope Francis said while telling Romania’s gypsies that he’s sorry for their mistreatment.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan March 12 praised Pope Francis’s recent announcement regarding the opening of the Vatican Secret Archives from the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII.
Whatever else opening the archives from the papacy of Pius XII in 2020 may mean, it won’t bring an end to the debate over his alleged silence on the Holocaust.