Pope pays tribute to Austria’s Holocaust victims

Pope Benedict XVI voices ‘sadness and repentance’ in tribute to 60,000 Austrian Jews killed during World War II

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Published: 09.09.07, 16:51 / Israel Jewish Scene

Pope Benedict XVI voiced “sadness and repentance” as he paid solemn tribute Friday to the victims of the Nazi Holocaust at the start of a three-day visit to Austria.

Shortly after his arrival in Vienna, the pope made a brief stop at Judenplatz (Jews’ Square) which is home to a monument to the 60,000 Austrian Jews killed during World War II.

The pontiff paid a silent tribute at the memorial, before exchanging a few words with members of the Jewish community.

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