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Pope at Yad Vashem: The voice of God and the shame of man in the endless abyss of the Shoah
The speech - prayer of Pope Francis at the Memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Man who claims to be god, who "tortured and killed " his brothers , and "offered in sacrifice" to himself. " “Here we are, Lord, shamed by what man, created in your own image and likeness, was capable of doing" The visit to the tomb of Theodor Herzl and the "Western Wall".
26/03/2009 VATICAN – HOLY LAND
Papal trip to the Holy Land rich in meaning
The Vatican makes public the official programme of Benedict XVI’s visit to the Holy Land, scheduled for 8-15 May. It will be the third trip by a Pope in the modern era to the land where Jesus lived. In addition to the holy sites, the Holy Father will visit Yad Vashem, Amman’s main mosque, the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock.
11/05/2009 VATICAN – ISRAEL
Holocaust can never be denied, belittled or forgotten, Pope says
In a direct approach Benedict XVI addresses issues sensitive to Israel in an apparent attempt to meet expectations raised by his presence in the country.
Pope: friendship with Jews, dialogue with Islam and all together to work for peace
In Jerusalem Benedict XVI goes to the Dome of the Rock and the Wailing Wall. With the Gran Mufti and Chief Rabbis he underlines the need to continue dialogue. But a Muslim exponent asks his help to put an end to Israeli “aggression”. Balloons bearing the Palestinian colours above the old city. Israeli newspapers criticise the discourse at Yad Vashem.
17/11/2003 Vatican - Israel
Pope Says: Holy Land needs bridges, not walls
Pope John Paul II, a lead role in bringing down the Berlin Wall
At the Angelus, Pope Francis hopes a culture of encounter may spread, "capable of bringing down all walls," so that there is no more persecution or killings because of one’s faith. “Where there's a wall there is closure of hearts. We need bridges, not walls”. Thanksgiving Day in Italy, solidarity with the world of agriculture, to "cultivate the land in a sustainable and inclusive way". Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, an opportunity to rediscover the Church as our "spiritual home” and Christians capable of giving witness to the faith in love. “We are Christian not because of what we say, but what we do".
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