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Monday, October 26, 2009

'Alongside of life, always'

An Italian World War II chaplain is among the beati of the Catholic Church after a ceremony yesterday in Milan, Italy.

Father Carlo Gnocchi served as a chaplain during the war, then started a foundation in 1947 to help children who were disabled as a consequence of the war.

During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI described Blessed Gnocchi as having given "all of himself to the very end," and even after his 1956 death in Milan, since his corneas were donated to two blind boys.

Click HERE to read more about Father Gnocchi.

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