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Benedict XVI Remembers Dark Times Under Nazi Power

Last edited 31st May 2011

Benedict XVI Remembers Dark Times Under Nazi Power

Benedict XVI enjoyed memories of his youth when he was visited Saturday by members of a German Marian group that he joined as a teenager. The Pope addressed the Marianische Männer-Congregation "Mariä Verkündung" (the Sodality of Our Lady), of Regensburg. As he noted, the Holy Father joined the group when he was in minor seminary.

He also recalled the "dark times" of the War, speaking of how "Hitler had subjected one country after another, Poland, Denmark, the Benelux States and France, and in April of 1941 -- precisely in this season 70 years ago -- he had occupied Yugoslavia and Greece."


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