"To remember is a condition for a better future of peace and fraternity," pope says on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Pope Francis urged being aware of how the atrocities of Nazism began when he mentioned International Holocaust Remembrance Day after the general audience of January 27.
“Remembrance is an expression of humanity. Remembrance is a sign of civilization,” he said.
Here is his appeal:
Today, the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi Extermination Camp of Auschwitz, we celebrate International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and all those persecuted and deported by the Nazi regime. Remembrance is an expression of humanity. Remembrance is a sign of civilization. To remember is a condition for a better future of peace and fraternity. Remembrance also means being careful because these things can happen again, starting with ideological proposals that are intended to save a people and end up destroying a people and humanity. Be aware of how this road of death, extermination, and brutality began.