Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sophie Scholl was inspired by Cardinal Newman writings - click to read

Sophie Scholl and her brother Hans (see photo above), both young students in Nazi Germany and co-founders of White Rose, the non-violent anti-Nazi resistant movement, were beheaded in 1943 after being caught distributing leaflets at the University of Munich encouraging Germans to passive resistance. Both of Lutheran denomination, they have been inspired, it is claimed, by Cardinal Newman writings and desired to join Catholic Church hours before their executions - Catholic Herald reports.

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