POPE WARNS AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

VIL­NIUS Pope Fran­cis warned against his­toric re­vi­sion­ism and any re­birth of anti-Semitism that fu­elled the Holo­caust as he marked the an­nual re­mem­brance Sun­day for Lithua­nia’s cen­turies-old Jewish com­mu­nity that was nearly wiped out dur­ing the Sec­ond World War.

Fran­cis hon­oured free­dom fighters at the for­mer KGB head­quar­ters where anti-Soviet par­ti­sans were de­tained and ex­e­cuted.

“In this place of re­mem­brance, Lord, we pray that your cry may keep us alert,” he said af­ter­ward. “That your cry, Lord, may free us from the spir­i­tual sick­ness that re­mains a con­stant temp­ta­tion for us as a peo­ple: for­get­ful­ness of the ex­pe­ri­ences and suf­fer­ings of those who have gone be­fore us.”

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