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Pope Francis Prays In Silence At Auschwitz

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Pope Francis Prays In Silence At Auschwitz

The Pope has offered a private prayer at the former Auschwitz death camp.

He walked alone and in silence around the concentration and extermination camp in what was Nazi-occupied Poland where 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed.

Pope Francis also met elderly survivors of the camp, kissing them on the cheeks and speaking to them softly.

He is on his third day of a visit marking 1,050 years since Poland’s adoption of Christianity.

Francis has become the third Pope to walk through the main gate of Auschwitz, under its infamous inscription “Arbeit Macht Frei” – work sets you free.


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