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Pope Francis recalls Soviet and Nazi horrors on Lithuania visit

Monday, September 24, 2018

A huge crowd gathered to hear the Vatican leader honor Jewish Holocaust victims and those persecuted by the Soviets. On the first papal trip to the Baltics in 25 years, Francis warned against resurgent anti-Semitism. Pope Francis on Sunday remembered the near extermination of Lithuania’s Jewish community during World War II while speaking to a crowd of around 100,000 people on the second of his four-day trip to the Baltics. At an…