Jan 26, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Pope Francis urges people to vow "never again" on Holocaust

Pope Francis on Jan. 26

Pope Francis, Jan. 26. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis on Sunday invited prayers and reflection on the Holocaust and called people to vow “never again," AP reports.

Why it matters: Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp where the Nazis murdered 1.1 million men, women and children, mostly Jews, according to the New York Times.

What he's saying: "In the face of this huge tragedy, this atrocity, indifference is not admissible and memory is a duty," Francis said.

  • "All are invited to take a moment for prayer and for reflection, each one saying in one’s own heart: never again, never again!”

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