Two Catholic priests on board the Titanic


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'In the Titanic were two Catholic priests: Professor Byles, an Irish man [sic], who wanted to act in the marriage of his brother and his bride and a German monk (Padre). They helped women and children, climbing into the boats. The people on the last boat, which left the Titanic, and saved by the Carpathia told me, that an immense crowd of different people knelt around the two priests. The prayed Rosary, the priests gave absolution and said, everybody may be ready now to appear in front of God's chair of trial. This happened as the waves came on deck.'

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2003) Two Catholic priests on board the Titanic (MKKZ, Sunday 12th April 1987, ref: #1822, published 21 November 2003, generated 24th July 2021 03:38:26 PM); URL :