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Pontiff: Anti-Semitism should have ended with Holocaust


ROME – Pope Francis has said he is bewildered by the continuation of anti-Semitism even after the Holocaust showed where it can lead.

“Anti-Semitism, unfortunately, remains hidden,” the Argentine pontiff said recently on Rai’s Tg1 news show. “I don’t know how to explain it and I have no explanation, it’s a fact that I see it and I don’t like it.”

“You can see it, for example, in young people here and there protesting against Israel. It is true that this situation is very serious but there is always something anti-Semitic; and it is not always enough to see the Holocaust that took place in the Second World War, these 6 million killed, enslaved, and it has not passed,” he said. “Unfortunately, it has not passed.”

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