Krakow, Poland, Jul 29, 2016 / 12:46 pm
Speaking from the balcony of the bishop's palace in Krakow, Pope Francis told youth gathered below that the horror lived by prisoners in the Auschwitz extermination camp isn't over, but still continues in those who suffer various forms of cruelty today.
"I don't want to make you bitter, but I have to tell the truth. The cruelty of Auschwitz and Birkenau has not ended. Even today many people are tortured," the Pope said July 29.
Many prisoners, he said, "are tortured immediately, in order to make them talk. Today there are men and women in overcrowded prisons. They live like animals. This cruelty is there today."