Pope mourns Holocaust victims in letter to rabbi-friend
CWN - January 27, 2014
Pope Francis has written a letter describing the Holocaust as a disgrace in human history. The letter was read aloud at a January 27 concert in Rome marking Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Pope's handwritten letter was addressed to his personal friend, the Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka. In his message the Pope said that those who attended the concert in Rome would hear the silent weeping of Holocaust victims.
The concert-- featuring works of Barber, Vivaldi, and Beethoven-- was entitled "Violins of Hope." Musicians used 12 violins that belonged to Holocaust victims and somehow survived.
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