Auschwitz

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St. Maximilian Kolbe

80 years ago St. Maximilian Kolbe gave his life in Auschwitz to save a father of a family

“Let us place all families of the world under the mantle of Mary, under the intercession of Maximilian Kolbe.’ Read more

Victims of genocide at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

75 years after Auschwitz liberation, Europe's bishops condemn anti-Semitism, call for peace

Seventy-five years after the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the Catholic bishops of Europe condemned racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism,... Read more

A number tattooed on the forearm of Lidia Maksimovic Bocarova, a survivor of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

The story of a Holocaust survivor who encountered Pope Francis

A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp welcomed Pope Francis’ Friday visit and asked the world to remember the suffering... Read more

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

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

Maximilian Kolbe, Edith Stein. Public Domain via Wikipedia.

Heroism and sacrifice: The Catholic history of Auschwitz

Pope Francis sat quietly in one of Auschwitz's most ominous prison cells, praying in what had been the inhumane living... Read more

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

At Auschwitz, Pope prays for God's forgiveness

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

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