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Wexflyer

I wonder how many soldiers or sailors from the Great War have been declared Saints or Blessed?

I know of two, but suspect there are others:

- St. Nicholas of Russia, and

- Blessed Charles of Austria.

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ilkley remembers

Padre Pio served with the Italian Army and was Canonised in 2002

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Wexflyer
46 minutes ago, ilkley remembers said:

Padre Pio served with the Italian Army and was Canonised in 2002

 

Thanks, did not know that!

 

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AOK4

Hello,

 

There is a German soldier who is declared blessed. I have done a bit of research about him in the past. Now, where can I find that stuff so that I can give his name?

 

Jan

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IPT
5 minutes ago, AOK4 said:

There is a German soldier who is declared blessed. I have done a bit of research about him in the past. Now, where can I find that stuff so that I can give his name?

 

Are you thinking of Franz Jägerstätter from WW2?

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AOK4

No, Josef Engling: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Engling

 

There's also this French priest Daniel Brottier, who served in WWI.

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rolt968

According to wikipedia Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (Pope John XXIII) served in the Italian Army in WW1. He was canonised in 2014 (I think).

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AOK4

Yet, I still think Engling is probably the only front line soldier who died on the battlefield who was beatified.

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