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  • Vatican rep speaks out for Catholic-Jewish relations

    June 26, 2013 | 5:26 pm

    When dictator Benito Mussolini’s “Laws for the Defense of the Race” robbed many Italian Jews of their rights and livelihoods in 1938, a Catholic nun, Mother Maria Elisabetta Hesselblad, risked her own life and those of her staff to provide impoverished Jews with clothes and food.

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