Saturday, September 20, 2008

Latvian priest to be honored posthumously for helping Jews in WWII

Latvian priest to be honored posthumously for helping Jews in WWII

By Judith Sudilovsky
Catholic News Service

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- The family of a Latvian priest posthumously named as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, will receive a medal honoring his work in Riga, Latvia, Sept. 26.

Cardinal Janis Pujats of Riga will attend the ceremony to honor Father Kasimir Vilnis at the Israeli Embassy in Riga.

Father Vilnis' name also will be inscribed on the Wall of Honor at the Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

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