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.
His 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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