Pope Francis has beatified the Polish Ulma family, including parents and their small children, who were all executed in 1944 for having sheltered Jews during World War II
The sacrifice of the Ulma family lights a path which everyone should follow, Israel's Ambassador to the Holy See said in an article published on the Vatican News website on Friday.
The tragic story of Ulma family murdered on March 24, 1944 by Nazi Germans for sheltering Jews deserves global recognition, Andrzej Duda, the Polish president, wrote in an article published on a number of global portals.
With an estimated 34,000 people expected to attend the ceremony on Sunday for Józef and Wiktoria Ulma and their seven children who were shot on March 24, 1944, this will be the first time that an entire family will be beatified together.
An estimated 34,000 people are expected to attend the beatification on Sunday of family murdered by the Nazis during the Second World War for sheltering Jews, according to the chancellor of the archdiocese of the south-eastern city of Przemysl.
Pope Francis has recognised the martyrdom of a married couple with seven children who were executed by Nazi Germans for sheltering a Jewish family in their home in Poland during World War Two.
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