Pope Francis' Auschwitz Visit Said to Represent 'Universal Lesson' for Church

July 29, 2016 8:09 PM

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Pope Francis' Auschwitz Visit Said to Represent 'Universal Lesson' for Church

Pope Francis made a mostly silent pilgrimage Friday to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp but his very presence on the Nazi killing ground spoke volumes.

"I would like to go to that place of horror without speeches, without crowds — only the few people necessary," Francis said before embarking for the forbidding spot in southern Poland where the German occupiers murdered more than a million people, most of them Jews. "Alone, enter, pray. And may the ...

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