CARY, N.C. (RNS) — Howard Shulman didn’t know it at the time, but his donation of the photographs came just as the Vatican was opening its archives into Pope Pius XII's wartime conduct.
(RNS) — God is never mentioned in the philosophical director's latest film: There is no need. God’s presence is always implied in the physical world.
(RNS) — A visitors to the cemetery recognizes the enormous price in military dead America has paid, and continues to pay, for our freedom.
ROME (RNS) — In his weekly audience, Pope Francis noted the upcoming anniversary of the start of the Second World War and called the faithful to pray for peace.
(RNS) — When Jewish men and women returned to civilian life in 1945, they no longer perceived themselves as members of a vulnerable minority group, but rather as part of a proud, self-confident community.
(RNS) — Eighty years ago, the anti-Nazi activist Dietrich Bonhoeffer traveled back to Germany. Had he survived World War II, he might have become a global leader in fostering respect between Christians and Jews.
(RNS) — A subsidiary of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency also reportedly tried, in vain, to work with the FBI to plant anti-Nazi stories, and may have collaborated with the KGB.
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Once a major center of Jewish life, the city is observing the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of its Jewish population by honoring those working to preserve what they can of that vanished world.
PARIS (RNS) — Should they be embraced as allies against racism or condemned for trying to whitewash and deny history?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Reflecting on his visit to the concentration camp last week, the pontiff said the site also reminded him 'of the cruelties of today, which are similar.'
HAMBURG, Germany (RNS) It has been 125 years since this group of anti-church, humanist thinkers established themselves in this port city, and in an increasingly irreligious country the tradition it promoted -- akin to a confirmation ceremony without religion -- is undergoing a rediscovery.
Reinhold Hanning told the court in April, “I am ashamed that I saw injustice and never did anything about it and I apologize for my actions."
(RNS) The priest was one of around 2,800 clergy interned during World War II at Dachau.
(RNS) "If you’re a good swimmer, you’ve got an obligation to jump in the river to save a drowning child."
(RNS) In new diary translations, we may see Anne Frank differently -- perhaps more as a Jew who knew that questioning the world is a gift from God.