Pope commemorates 70th anniversary of Rome Jews deportation
Francis declares closeness, prayer for local community11 October, 15:25
"I would like to join, though spiritual closeness and prayer, the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews in Rome," he said. This month marks the 70th anniversary of the Nazi deportation of Jews from the Roman ghetto.
"Whilst returning with our memory to those tragic hours of October 1943, it is our duty to keep firmly in mind the destiny of those that were deported, to perceive their fear, their pain, their despair, so as not to forget them, to keep them alive, in our thoughts and in our prayers, together with their families, their relatives and their friends who have cried over their loss and have remained shocked by the barbarian levels to which a human being can stoop," Francis said.