Pope to visit Auschwitz

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

THE POPE is due to make a his­toric trip to Auschwitz later this year.

Over the sum­mer, Pope Fran­cis will tour Poland and is ex­pected to pay his re­spects to the vic­tims of the Holo­caust.

It had al­ready been an­nounced that the Pope would travel to Krakow in July for World Youth Day.

Pol­ish Pres­i­dent An­drzej Duda met the Pope in Novem­ber and said the Pon­tiff had ex­pressed his in­ter­est in a visit.

On Tues­day, Ed Kessler, Woolf In­sti­tute found­ing di­rec­tor, told the JC the visit was an­other ex­am­ple of the im­por­tance of the Vat­i­can’s re­la­tion­ship with the Jewish com­mu­nity.

“It fol­lows in the foot­steps of pre­vi­ous popes, and Pope Fran­cis’s com­mit­ment to ac­knowl­edg­ing sins of the past.”

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