Monday, August 11, 2014

Pope wants to assist former Czarina and children

August 11, 1918

Pope Benedict XV has "taken steps" to assist former Empress Alexandra and her four daughters, Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia, to leave Russia, according to the Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican newspaper.

The Pope has asked the Russian government to allow the widow of the "recently executed" former Emperor Nicholas II, and her four daughters to leave Russia.  He "pledged himself" that if they were released to his care, he would "provide for their suitable support."

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