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Catholic Church Now Permanent Home To St. Maximilian Kolbe Relics

St. Ita in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood will now display relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe. John Paul the Second once called Kolbe the “patron saint of our difficult century.” The saint volunteered to die in place of another prisoner while imprisoned at a concentration camp during World War II. Kolbe was part of the Franciscan order, the same order that oversees St. Ita.

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