July 31, 2016 – Pope Francis prayed silently on Friday as he hunched on a bench near Auschwitz death camp site’s gate in Poland. He prayed in tribute to 1.5 million individuals (most of them Jews), gassed there by Nazi occupiers during the era of World War II. Making the 3rd day of the pope’s trip to Poland for a Catholic youth international gathering, he spent a few minutes speaking quietly as well as exchanging gifts with about twelve […]
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