Pope plans to visit Auschwitz

2015-11-09 17:52
(File, AP)

(File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Vatican City - Pope Francis intends to stop at the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp when he visits Poland in July next year, Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Monday.

Speaking after a papal audience at the Vatican, Duda said Francis told him he wanted to go to Czestochowa, site of a 1939 massacre of Polish civilians at the hands of German troops, and "pray at Auschwitz".

In its statement about the meeting, the Vatican did mention the possible visits.

Francis was already scheduled to travel to the Polish city of Krakow to attend the World Youth Day, a Catholic festival for young people running July 25-31, 2016.

Read more on:    pope francis  |  poland  |  nazis

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.