Pope condemns ‘great powers’ that failed to act during the Holocaust
Pope Francis has questioned why the Allies did not do more to prevent the Holocaust.
The Pope made the comments in Turin, where he had come to view the Shroud of Turin, the famous Catholic relic purported to be the burial cloth of Jesus.
He told young people he understood why they did not trust the world, saying: “‘The great powers had photographs of the railway routes that the trains took to the concentration camps, like Auschwitz, to kill the Jews, and also the Christians, and also the Roma, also the homosexuals.
“Tell me, why didn’t they bomb them?”
He also decried what he called “The great tragedy of Armenia” – which he came under fire for referring to as a genocide recently – saying: “So many died. I don’t know the figure, more than a million, certainly. But where were the great powers then? They were looking the other way.”
He also expressed sorrow for the deaths of Christians under Stalin.
The Pope has rallied against same-sex marriage, inviting representatives from listed hate groups to a ‘traditional marriage’ conference last year, and recently urged Slovakians to vote against equal marriage.
The Pope earlier this month personally met with France’s proposed ambassador to the Vatican – to tell him his appointment will be blocked because he is gay.