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CNA Staff, Dec 28, 2020 / 08:00 am MT (CNA).- Relics of Auschwitz martyr St. Maximilian Kolbe were installed in a chapel in Poland’s parliament before Christmas. The relics were transferred Dec. 17 to the Mother of God, Mother of the Church chapel, which also contains relics of the Polish

St. Maximilian Kolbe was born as Raymund Kolbe on January 8, 1894, in the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. He was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar and a martyr in the German death Camp of Auschwitz during World War II.

In a now-reverent place in Poland, impressions are etched where life’s dreams once ended. While Auschwitz, the most infamous German concentration camp in Poland touched Kristin Rutter on her visit there, it was at Majdanek where her emotions peaked. “You’ve never heard of it, right?” Rutter asked. “There were no