http://www.romereports.com In 1943, in the midst of the Second World War, Pius XII urged Catholic institutions to help Jews who were being persecuted by Hitler’s Nazi regime.
http://www.romereports.com Odoardo Focherini was an Italian newspaper editor and a father of seven. During World War II, he helped hundreds of Jews escape Nazi persecution by giving them false documents to cross the Swiss border to safety.
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This is the second video I have made from the Ambrosian tradition. It is an Ambrosian Rite (i.e. Milanese) hymn from, I believe, the Easter Mass. It also seemingly Gregorianized. This version seems to use minor lyrical changes, by a different translation, or else it just sounds different because of a accent. The version also ignores the “Gloria Tibi” conclusion. “Michael Vanquishing Satan” by Raphael Sanzio. The full Latin text:
Hic est dies verus Dei, Sancto sereno lumine,
quo diluit sanguis sacer, probrosa mundi crimina.
Fidem re fundens perdi tis, coecosque visu il luminans,
quem non gravi solvit metu, latronis absolutio.
Qui praemium mutans cruce, Jesum brevi quaesi it fide,
Justosque praevio gradu, praevenit in regnum Dei.
Opus stupent et Angeli, poenam videntes corporis,
Christoque adhaerentem reum, vitam beatam carpere.
Mysterium mirabile! Ut abluat mundi luem,
peccata tollat omnium, carnis vitia mundans caro.
Qui hoc potest sublimius, ut culpa quaerat gratiam?
Metumque solvat charitas, reddatque mors vitam novam.
Hamum si bi mors devoret, suisque se nodis liget,
moriatur vita omnium, resurgat vita hominum.
Cum mors per omnes transeat, omnes resurgant mortui,
consumptamors ictu suo, perisse se solam gemat.
Gloria tibi Domine, qui surrexisti a mortuis,
cum Patre et almo Spiritu, in sempiterna saecula.
Contrary to commonly held belief, Pius XII fought stridently to save the Jews of Europe from the gas chambers of Nazi Germany. Moreover, his courageous efforts were universally recognized until the mid 1960s… until liberal Catholics began to spread lies about his actions.