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During visit to synagogue, Pope will recall Rome's victims of anti-Semitic assaults

January 14, 2016

During his visit to Rome’s synagogue on January 17, Pope Francis will commemorate two 20th-century assaults on the city’s Jewish community.

The Pontiff will stop first before a plaque that recalls the Nazi raid of Rome’s ghetto in October 1943, in which over 1,000 people were sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Then he will proceed to a monument that honors the victims of an October 1982 attack on the synagogue by Palestinian terrorists, who killed a 2-year-old boy and wounded 37 people.

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