THE Pope today issued one of his strongest condemnations of
anti-Semitism and said the world should make sure it never had to cry
over ''other, modern-day Auschwitzes''.
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Calling Auschwitz ''a triumph of evil'', he declared: ''Never again
anti-Semitism. Never again the arrogance of nationalisms. Never again
In his first public comment on the 50th anniversary of the death
camp's liberation, the Pope said Auschwitz, in his native Poland, marked
''one of the darkest and most tragic hours of our history''.
He told thousands of pilgrims and tourists in St Peter's Square for
his weekly Vatican blessing and address: ''Unfortunately however, our
times continue to be marked by so much violence. God does not want that
tomorrow we must cry over other, modern-day Auschwitzes. Let us pray
that this does not happen.''