Edith Stein, Jewish Convert to Catholicism, is Beatified Hot

Edith Stein, a Jewish convert to Catholicism and a Carmelite nun, is beatified by Pope John Paul II. Stein had been arrested by the Gestapo and sent to the concentration camp at Auschwitz where she was murdered in a gas chamber in 1942.

Before she was arrested, Edith Stein wrote to Pope Pius XI to express her concerns over the rampant and sometimes violent anti-Semitism from the Nazis in Germany. She asked that the pope write an encyclical on the matter, but he didn't.

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