Pope Francis is asking men and women of goodwill to gather in prayer and recollection on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Holy Father Pope appealed for remembrance of the Holocaust saying that “in the face of this immense tragedy indifference is not admissible and memory is due.”

‘Never again!’

Speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square for the Angelus Prayer, the Pope recalled that tomorrow, 27 January, marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. Auschwitz was the largest and deadliest Nazi concentration camp. More than 1.1 million people were murdered there, including nearly one million Jews. On the day of liberation, only 7,000 were saved.

Pope Francis said that we are all invited to set aside a moment of prayer and recollection, saying in our hearts: never again!”

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