Archbishop of Paris pays visit to Yad Vashem

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February 14, 2007 15:48

Paris's top Roman Catholic leader and over 600 French pilgrims squeezed through the hallways at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum on Wednesday as they paid tribute to the victims of the Nazi genocide. Almost 10 years after the Catholic Church in France officially apologized for its silence during the Holocaust, the Archbishop of Paris, Andre Vingt-Trois, placed an orange and green wreath at a large stone memorial for the 6 million Jews who were killed during the Holocaust. During meetings at the museum, he spoke about the importance of remaining hopeful while remembering the tragedy. "Without hope, the remembrance of crime is the despair of man," Vingt-Trois said. "Keeping the memory with hope, this is faith."


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