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​A street in Paris for Sr Skobstov

The Municipal Council of Paris has unanimously approved the naming of a street in the 15th arrondissement after the Orthodox sister, Sr Marie Skobtsov. It was reported in the daily newspaper la Croix. Born in Riga on December 8 1891, during the Second World War, Sr Marie was part of a resistance network against the Nazi occupation. Arrested for her commitment on behalf of the Jews, she was killed on 31 March 1945 at the Ravensbrück concentration camp, sadly famous too because it was reserved mainly for women. In 2004, Sr Marie was canonized by the Orthodox Church.

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