Benedict: Holocaust Must Never Be Denied

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
Pope Benedict XVI lays a wreath during a ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Pope Benedict paid his respects at the Holocaust Memorial in Israel today, the BBC reports, declaring anti-Semitism “totally unacceptable” as he laid down his wreath. “May the names of these victims never perish,” he said. “May their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten.” Before his speech, he shook hands with six Holocaust survivors, as Israeli leaders looked on.