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Pope Francis pays a solemn visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps on July 29, 2016.

The cruelty of Auschwitz still continues, Pope tells youth

Jul 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

Speaking from the balcony of the bishop's palace in Krakow, Pope Francis told youth gathered below that the horror lived... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the Auschwitz concentration camp, July 29, 2016.

At Auschwitz, Pope prays for God's forgiveness

Jul 29, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis paid a solemn visit to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps on Friday, where over a million people... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 6, 2016.

Pope Francis to meet Holocaust survivors during Auschwitz visit

Jul 20, 2016

By Elise Harris

Though rumors have been floating for some time, the Vatican confirmed that the Pope will meet with 10 Holocaust survivors... Read more

Pope Francis prays with journalists on the papal plane, August 14, 2014.

How the Pope's visit to Auschwitz will shape World Youth Day

Jun 16, 2016

Since the very first World Youth Day in 1986, the international Catholic event has been marked by prayer, music, and... Read more

Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky

Heroic virtue of Ukrainian bishop who sheltered hundreds of Jews recognized

Jul 17, 2015

On Thursday, Pope Francis authorized a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky, who was head of the... Read more

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin on Sept. 21, 2014.

Does 'never again' have any meaning? Human rights after the Holocaust

Feb 1, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Even though it ended seventy years ago, the Holocaust still gives a stark and relevant warning on dehumanization and persecution... Read more

A chandelier of candles hangs in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Israel.

Pope prays at Holocaust memorial, Western Wall

May 26, 2014

On the last day of his Holy Land pilgrimage Pope Francis stopped to pray at two sacred sites in Jerusalem.  Read more

Entrance the childrens section in Jerusalems Yad Vashem holocaust memorial on May 23, 2014

Pope's Yad Veshem visit lauded for interreligious significance

May 23, 2014

By Elise Harris

A local youth has praised Pope Francis’ decision to visit Jerusalem’s Yad Veshem holocaust memorial during his Holy Land trip,... Read more

Bl. Pope John XXIII's tomb under the altar of St. Jerome

Israeli parliament lauds John XXIII as example of unity

May 16, 2014

By Elise Harris

In an unprecedented session held earlier this week, members of the Israeli parliament praised St John XXIII for his efforts... Read more

Pope Francis prays at General Audience Sept. 25, 2013.

Horror of the Holocaust must never be repeated, Pope writes

Jan 28, 2014

In a letter to his friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, Pope Francis wrote... Read more

Pope Pius XII.

Historian: Catholic Church pivotal in rescue of Roman Jews

Oct 16, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The efforts of the Catholic Church were undoubtedly decisive in the escape of most of Rome's Jews during World War... Read more

Mrs. Graziella Viterbi, on the door of the house where she lodged with her family in Borgo Aretino, within the walls of Assisi.

Holocaust survivor thanks Pope for Church's aid in WWII

Oct 5, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The last living person whom the Bishop of Assisi saved from being killed during the Holocaust met with Pope Francis... Read more


New documentary released on Catholic heroine who confronted Nazis

Jul 12, 2012

The heroic life of Magdalena Truel Larrabure, a young Catholic woman died at the hands of Nazis during World War... Read more

Pope Pius XII.

Holocaust museum praised for corrections to Pius XII exhibit

Jul 5, 2012

Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial has made changes to a controversial exhibit on Pope Pius XII, presenting a more balanced... Read more