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  • A Jew survived the Holocaust thanks to a nun for saving his life and dignity

    When he was 15, Piero Piperno found shelter in the Monastery of Santa Brigida in Rome. The Mother Superior, Mary Elizabeth Hesselblad, respected his Jewish religion. Today the monastery is a “House of Life”. If Piero Piperno is alive today it is thanks to a little sister who welcomed him into the convent in Rome. [...]

  • In Search of the “Houses of Life” That Rescued People During War

    When persecution drew close to their doors, thousands of people were saved in the twentieth century by “Houses of life.” Those human beings, or their children, are alive today thanks to those rescuers who sometimes risked their own lives. To remember those “Houses of life” and their “rescuers,” the Board of Directors of The International [...]

  • What’s Keeping St. John XXIII From Being Declared “Righteous Among the Nations”?

    Everyone agrees he was a great friend of the Jewish people and saved many lives. So what’s the hold-up? On May 13th, 2014, the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) will hold a special and unprecedented session to be devoted to the memory and legacy of Angelo Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) who was recently canonized by Pope Francis. [...]

  • Historical Recognition of John XXIII by Israeli City

    Ashdot City dedicated a street to Angelo Roncalli and Raoul Wallenberg Ashdod, one of the oldest cities in the world, and currently Israel’s largest port, will dedicate one of its streets to Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII (1881-1963), in recognition of his work to save a large number of Jews during World War II. The [...]

  • Jewish friend of Pope Francis: “[He] stood out for his closeness to minorities”

    “He wore a normal jacket and used public transportation, but at the same time, he is a very cultured man” “I am moved,” said Baruch Tenembaum, founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, an Argentine Jew and longtime personal friend of Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis I. Temembaum, a pioneer of interreligious dialogue amongst Christians, Muslims [...]