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Pope Francis Advances Sainthood Cause of Italian Catholic Priest Who Saved Jews in WWII

Il Messaggero di Sant’Antonio via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0).The Franciscan friar Fr. Placido Cortese (1907-1944).

Like St. Maximilian Kolbe, Father Cortese was a Franciscan friar who directed a Catholic publication and was tortured and killed by the Nazis.