Pope marks Holocaust Remembrance, describes it as ‘constant reminder’
January 28, 2013. (Romereports.com) The Pope released a couple of doves on Sunday’s Angelus as a sign of peace, as he also marked the Holocaust Remembrance Day. Thousands of people gathered at St. Peter’s Square to hear him honor the estimated six million victims killed during the Nazi era.
“The memory of this immense tragedy, which above all struck so harshly the Jewish people, must represent for everyone a constant warning so that the horrors of the past are not repeated, all forms of hatred and racism overcome and respect and dignity of the human person promoted.”
Soon after his remarks on the Holocaust, the Pope also released two doves as a sing of peace.
During the Angelus, Benedict XVI also talked about the importance of keeping Sunday as a day devoted to family and to the worship of God.
He says prayer and worship allows people a direct link to God and allows them to nourish their faith, and learn how to apply His teachings to every day life.