Pope Francis pays a historic visit to Auschwitz, the former German Nazi camp in Poland, to lay prayers to the more than 1 million people, who lost their lives during World War ll and said world is currently in conflict.
The visit of the Catholic leader comes following his warning to the world that it is currently at war and that World War lll could erupt if divisions are not addressed.
On his outdoor Mass before a huge Catholic crowd in Krakow on the 1,050th anniversary of Poland’s “baptism” as a Catholic nation, the Pope told reporters that “the world is at war.”
“The world is at war because it has lost peace,” he said. “There is a war of interests, there is a war for money, a war for natural resources, a war to dominate people.”
Pope Francis visited various cells where prisoners were held, making sign of the cross before visiting others.
The faith leader is now in Poland for his five-day visit, marking his first trip to the predominantly Catholic Eastern European country.
The main reason of Pope Francis’ visit is the celebration of World Youth Day. The event was organized by the church that invites young Catholics pilgrimages from 187 counties around the globe.