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“The time has come to eliminate inequalities, to heal the injustice that is undermining the health of the entire human family!”, Pope Francis clamoured today in his celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at the church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, close to St. Peter’s Square, where he warned that in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, “the risk is that we may then be struck by an even worse virus, that of selfish indifference”.

Ahead of the 75th anniversary Monday of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, Pope Francis recalled this morning at the Angelus prayer the “appalling tragedy” of the Holocaust, insisting that “indifference is admissible and remebrance is a duty”. “Never again, never again”, the pontiff cried, calling tomorrow for “a moment of prayer and of recollection” on the part of all.