lunedì 1 novembre 2021

Gerusalemme
The Jew who became a priest and will be buried as a Jew

(Jeremy Sharon, The Jerusalem Post)
Father Gregor Pawlowski, born Jacob Zvi Griner, fled the Nazis and obtained a Catholic baptism certificate. Later this week, a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became a Catholic priest in Poland, moved to Israel and served the Christian community here for nearly four decades, will be buried in Poland as a Jew alongside his mother and sister who were murdered by the Nazis. Having grown up in a religious Jewish household, Father Gregor Pawlowski, born Jacob Zvi Griner, was saved during the Holocaust by dint of papers he obtained stating he was Catholic, and he eventually was baptized and ordained as a priest. (...)