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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Oh Media, Oh Media, why don't you read what your write?

The Pope did what to him??? Oh ok, the headline just doesn't make sense. The Pope recognized his martyrdom, he didn't actually martyr the austrian.

At times people in the news forget to proofread or don't know enough to know it doesn't make sense.

Under the Mercy,

Matthew S

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Pope Martyrs Austrian Beheaded by Nazis

via Roman Catholic Church News on Jun 05, 2007

Pope Benedict XVI approved recognition of martyrdom for an Austrian who was beheaded by the Nazis for refusing to serve in Hitler's army, a step toward possible sainthood.

Ten years ago, a Berlin court posthumously exonerated Franz Jaegerstaetter, who was drafted after Germany annexed his native Austria, for refusing to serve in the Nazi army. His request to be excused from regular army service had been denied, and he was ordered executed for treason.

Jaegerstaetter had been the only person in his village to vote against the creation of a so-called 'Greater Germany' shortly after Austria was annexed in 1938. He was beheaded in 1943. Read more

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