Pope: Martyr who defied Hitler oath is a model for fathers
Pope Francis said a martyr who refused to take the ‘Hitler oath’ after he was drafted into the German army in 1944 is a “model for fathers”.
During his Angelus address on Sunday, the Pope discussed the beatification of Blessed Joseph Mayr-Nusser, which took place the day before in the Italian city of Bolsano, Vatican Radio reports.
After refusing to pledge his loyalty to Hitler, Blessed Joseph, who was a layman, father and promoter of Catholic Action, was sentenced to death. He later died on the way to Dachau concentration camp.
“On account of his great moral and spiritual stature,” Pope Francis said, Blessed Joseph