Dominican priest, making his religious profession in 1923 and being ordained on 3 August 1930. Studied at the École Biblique in Jerusalem. Taught scriptural studies at the Dominican Theological Seminary at Turin, Italy. Arrested by Nazi authorities on 19 August 1944 for arranging hideouts and escape routes for Jews, and shuffled from one concentration camp to another before his death. He spent his time ministering to other prisoners. Martyr.
- 26 April 2014 by Pope Francis
- beatification recognition was celebrated at the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Alba, Cuneo, Italy, presided by Cardinal Angelo Amato
- “Blessed Giuseppe Girotti“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 April 2015. Web. 9 February 2016. <>