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World War II

How the Maltese Cross helped refugees in WWII

Citizens of Malta painted the crosses on the front of their homes as a show of support and a pledge of service to refugees.

D-Day anniversary, in year of pandemic, sees few on hand to remember

Those remembering key battle of World War II now fight invisible enemy.

At the end of the Nazi occupation of Poland, the future Pope John Paul II saved a young girl’s life

He carried her for three kilometers. If not for him, she would have died of cold and hunger.

Military chaplains served the ones who served

Tales of heroism, self-giving and compassion abound in accounts from two world wars.

The strange account of the day “angels” saved British troops during WWI

Was it St. George? St. Michael? Multiple accounts testified to a heavenly host on the fields of France in August 1914.

Hitler’s propaganda efforts were met with strong resistance from Vatican Radio

Nazi jamming was sometimes so bad that Vatican Radio had to change frequencies.

What the Catholic Church did during the Holocaust is subject of UN panel

Pope Pius XII's actions to help persecuted Jews speak far louder than his alleged "silence," experts say.

First he saved Jews during the war, then lepers in Uganda: Meet Fr. Ambrosili

His intercession led to the miraculous healing of a 20-year-old woman with septicemia and he will soon be beatified.

Nagasaki searches for boy from Pope Francis’ photo

The photo captures a young boy carrying his dead brother on his shoulders.

Gal Gadot to star as Polish Catholic who saved Jewish children from Nazis

The feature film about Irena Sendler will be the first major release of the new production company started by Gadot and her husband.

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