An Italian priest who died in Dachau after being sent there for sheltering Jews is about to be beatified by the Vatican.
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Father Giuseppe Girotti will receive the title "Blessed," one level below sainthood, in a ceremony in the Italian town of Alba on Saturday.
Girotti, born in 1905, saw his rise in the church hierarchy blunted as he became known for his anti-fascist sympathies during Mussolini's rule. Giving shelter to Jews in Italy, he was arrested in 1944 after falling for a trap set by the Nazis to save the son of a Jewish professor.
Deported to Dachau, Girotti died there of cancer on Easter 1945 – one of some 1,500 priests whose lives ended in the German concentration camp.