This Day in Jewish History / Pope announces beatification of Jewish convert
Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, born Edith Stein, was killed in Auschwitz in 1942.
On May 1, 1987, Pope John Paul II announced the beatification of Edith Stein, the Jewish-born convert to Christianity who had been murdered in Auschwitz in 1942. Beatification is the penultimate stage in the process by which the Roman Catholic Church declares someone a saint, followed by canonization itself.
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