Pope: let's pledge to ban anti-Semitism from humanity


Pope Francis recently visited Lithuania where he prayed at the memorial to the victims of the ghetto in the capital, Vilnius.

"A Christian can not be an anti-Semite; we share the same roots".

Pope Francis lamented anti-Semitic attacks and spread a message to ban the anti-Semitism during an audience with Jewish emissaries.

The Pope on Monday received for first time delegates of the World Congress of Mountain Jews at the Vatican. But he referred to the upcoming 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, when German Nazis attacked Jews and their property, and the recent 75th anniversary of the roundup and deportation of Jews in Rome, when the city was under Nazi occupation.

"The attempt to replace the God of goodness with the idolatry of power and the ideology of hatred ended in the folly of exterminating creatures", he added.

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Francis said the Holocaust, in which the Nazis murdered six million Jews around Europe during World War Two, must continue to be commemorated to keep its memory alive.

"Sadly, anti-Semitic attitudes are also present in our own times", the Pope said. It would be a contradiction of faith and life. "Without a living memory, there will be no future, for if the darkest pages of history do not teach us to avoid the same errors, human dignity will remain a dead letter", he said. "Rather, we are called to commit ourselves to ensure anti-Semitism is banned from the human community".

This is why, he said, "religious freedom is a supreme good to be safeguarded, a fundamental human right and a bulwark against the claims of totalitarianism".

"I have always sought to emphasise the importance of friendship between Jews and Catholics", the Pope told the delegates of "Mountain Jews" whose largest communities are now in Russian Federation and Azerbaijan.