Slovakia: Pope Francis expresses ‘shame’ over Holocaust victims
18 September 2021 | 3:33 pm
"Here, in this place, the name of God was dishonored," Pope Francis said at a Holocaust memorial in Bratislava. During World War II, Slovakia was governed by a Nazi puppet regime, headed by Catholic priest Jozef Tiso.
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The UN Security Council voices "deep concern" over the military coup in Myanmar, and calls in a draft statement for the "release of all detainees" including Aung San Suu Kyi. "The members of the Security Council emphasized the need for the continued support of the democratic transition in Myanmar," Britain's ambassador to the UN, Barbara Woodward, tells reporters.
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For almost a year, Slovakia has been ruled by a coalition that pledged to clean up the "mafia state." Its chaotic strategies during the coronavirus pandemic, however, have pushed the country into a healthcare emergency.
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