The Ulma family beatified. Party in Markowa

Cardinal Marcello Semeraro read a letter from Pope Francis officially announcing the Ulma family as a blessed of the Catholic Church.

The beatification of the nine-member family of Józef and Wiktoria Ulma, who were murdered by German soldiers in March 1944 for helping Jews, took place in Markowa on Sunday.

The Ulma family beatified

Józef and Wiktoria Ulma and their children were brought to the altars: Stanisława, Barbara, Władysław, Franciszek, Antoni, Maria and an unnamed child who was baptized in blood at the moment of martyrdom.

Together with Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Holy Mass Nearly 1,000 priests and 80 cardinals and bishops from Poland and abroad celebrated the feast. According to estimates, more than 34,000 people took part in the ceremony. fidelity.

Representatives of the state authorities took part in the ceremony, including: President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Chairman of the Sejm Elżbieta Witek.

The family’s beatification process began in September 2003. Last year, Pope Francis signed a decree paving the way for them to be recognized as blessed.

Chief Rabbi of Poland: They are our mentors

The Ulma family is an example of love for someone from another nation and religion. Because they saved the Jewish population, they were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations. Everything that can be said about the Ulma family and other righteous people to show respect for them is very important. They are our mentors, said Poland’s Chief Rabbi Michael Schudrich a few days before the ceremony.

Rabbi Schudrich emphasized that the life of the Ulma family is the answer to the question of why God created man.

– We ask ourselves: what does God want from us? How do we know what to do? – said the Chief Rabbi of Poland in an interview with Vatican Radio, noting: “Of course we have many verses in the Bible that are clear. But it is very useful to see someone who lives the way God wants us to live.”

Source: Do Rzeczy