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A Priest Saved Hundreds of Jews during WWII by Disguising them as Seminarians

Last edited 6th August 2012

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. In Rome, one of the many people who risked their lives was Francesco Bertoglio, the rector of the Pontifical Lombard Seminary, who hid hundreds of Jews dressed as seminarians.

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