“My brother and I were both altar boys, we both served Mass. It was soon clear to us, first to me and then to him, that our life would be at the service of the Church” – Msgr Georg Ratzinger
Lord Alton suggests John Frain’s account of the role of Catholics in opposing Hitler and Nazism should be read as it also shows the Church's repeated denunciations of anti-Semitism and Nazism from 1928 onwards.
“The fact that we owe our freedom to others means that this commemoration brings us face to face with our own responsibilities. Freedom and responsibility are inseparable.”
Pontiff calls on heads of state and international organisations to recognise the truth of what happened in Armenian genocide in which 1.5m lost their lives.