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!”