- On 2021-05-26
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Pope Francis kisses Holocaust survivor’s Auschwitz tattoo
Pontiff makes gesture during Vatican meeting with Lidia Maksymowicz, an 81-year-old Polish citizen
Pope Francis has kissed the tattoo of an Auschwitz survivor during an emotional meeting at the Vatican.
Lidia Maksymowicz, a Polish citizen who was deported to Auschwitz from her native Belarus before the age of three, showed the pope the number tattooed on her arm by the Nazis, and Francis leaned over and kissed it.