Italian righteous gentile is first to be beatified

17.06.2013                      09.Tammus. 5773

Jüdische Welt:

Italian righteous gentile is first to be beatified

Odoardo Focherini, who was honored for sacrificing his life to save Jews during Nazi era, is sent on road to sainthood.

Odoardo Focherini, whom Yad Vashem honored as a Righteous among the Nations in 1969, was beatified on Saturday by the Roman Catholic Church in Carpi, his hometown in the province of Modena in northern Italy….