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Pope Francis walks in the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016.

Pope Francis walks in the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016.

Pope: Fight anti-semitism with education and respect for all

09/02/2017 11:09

Pope Francis on Thursday met with a delegation from the Anti-Defamation League encouraging them to cultivate justice and foster accord and telling them “the fight against anti-Semitism can benefit from effective instruments, such as information and formation.” 

Pope Francis greeted Auschwitz survivors during his General Audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis greeted Auschwitz survivors during his General Audience on Wednesday.

Pope Francis greets Auschwitz survivors at General Audience

05/10/2016 12:08

Pope Francis on Wednesday greeted former prisoners of the Auschwitz concentration camp during his remarks to Polish-speaking pilgrims during the General Audience.

 

Poland

A man crosses the iconic rails leading to the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau prior to a visit by Pope Francis in Poland, 29 July 2016.

Poland outlaws use of term ‘Polish death camp’

17/08/2016 10:59

Poland's government has approved a new bill that foresees prison terms of up to three years for anyone who uses phrases like "Polish death camps" to refer to Auschwitz and other camps that Nazi Germany operated in occupied Poland during World War II.

Pope Francis during his Wednesday General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican

Pope Francis during his Wednesday General Audience in the Paul VI Hall in the Vatican

Vatican Weekend for August 13, 2016

12/08/2016 11:19

Vatican Weekend for August 13, 2016 begins with a look at what Pope Francis had to say at the General Audience. Then, Fr. Peter Stravinskas takes us to the Holy Land to reflect on Our Lady’s Assumption and finally, a focus on Edith Stein or St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.  

Pope Francis prays in the cell where St Maximilian Kolbe was martyred.

Pope Francis prays in the cell where St Maximilian Kolbe was martyred. The prayer was part of the Pope's visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and memorial, on the site of the infamous Nazi concentration and extermination camp.

Pope Francis visits Auschwitz-Birkenau museum and memorial

29/07/2016 11:46

Vatican Radio's Lydia O'Kane reports from Poland on Pope Francis' visit to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial.

Pilgrims walk in the former Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, in Oswiecim, Poland, to pay respect and to pray.

Pilgrims walk in the former Nazi Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, in Oswiecim, Poland, to pay respect and to pray.

Priest hopes youth who visit Auschwitz will build the future

29/07/2016 10:30

With Pope Francis visiting Auschwitz on Friday, many World Youth Day pilgrims have also been paying a visit to the Nazi concentration camp.

Visitors walk through the gates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum.

Visitors walk through the gates of the former Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Auschwitz: a living symbol of man's inhumanity to man

29/07/2016 06:30

Vatican Radio's Lydia O'Kane offers this reflection on a visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Pope Francis will visit the Memorial on Friday, as part of his Apostolic Voyage to Poland.