(WatchDogReport.org) – On January 27, 1945, the Soviet Union liberated the notorious Auschwitz death camp in Poland. On Wednesday, exactly 76 years to the day of the liberation, Pope Francis marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with a speech where he issued a stark warning to the world.
The Pope spoke from his private library in the Vatican and told those listening the atrocities that happened during the Holocaust “can happen again.” He explained that the world needs to remember what happened in order to create a “better future of peace and fraternity.”
The Pope also pointed to nationalist ideals as the “path of death, extermination, and brutality” that led to the extermination of more than 6 million people. This ideology is something that continues to be an issue today; one look at China’s treatment of the Uyghurs proves that.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused the Chinese of committing genocide against the Uyghurs on January 19. The Biden administration agrees with the Trump administration’s assessment of the situation.
USCIRF has continuously highlighted the egregious conditions faced by #Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China. According to @nuryturkel, the symbolic act of labeling a #Genocide “is a way in which the US govt sends a message, a powerful message to those in Beijing.” pic.twitter.com/99hdpET1u1
— USCIRF (@USCIRF) January 22, 2021
The rest of the world needs to take Pope Francis seriously about the dangers facing the world. A genocide is already taking place and the rest of the world must follow America’s lead.
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