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Benedict XVI & Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. All Rights Reserved. Marielena Montesino de Stuart. May 11, 2009.May 11, 2009

The Roman Catholic World

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

 

No amount of research and evidence that Pope Pius XII assisted many Jews during the Holocaust will ever bring closure or diminish the pain felt over the lives that were lost.   We are expected to forgive– but not expected to forget.  

So the pain of the Holocaust will go on forever, for both Jews and Christians– no matter how many times we hold each other in an embrace of peace and forgiveness.  Pope Benedict XVI’s presence at Yad Vashem embodied our message of sorrow.  Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. May 11, 2009. All Rights Reserved. Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Benedict XVI at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. All Rights Reserved. Marielena Montesino de Stuart May 11,2009 074His Holiness prayed at Yad Vashem.  The meaning of his visit was fully represented in his inscription on the memorial guestbook:  

 

His mercies are not spent.”   The Book of Lamentations  3:22 
Benedictus PP. XVI

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