Holocaust Memorial Day: Welby warns against ‘collusion with evil’

January 27, 2017



Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby at Birkenau-Auschwitz earlier this month Photo: Lampal via ACNS

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has urged people to resist a “post-truth” culture “at every level and in every conversation and debate”. He made his comments in a speech at a memorial service in Westminster, London, last night (Jan. 26) in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day. Each year on 27 January – the anniversary of the liberation of Birkenau-Auschwitz – the international community reflects on the holocaust and other genocides.

In his speech, Archbishop Welby said: “I have just returned from a visit to Auschwitz – Birkenau, with 60 clergy; its witness is to appalling human suffering caused by the terrible collusion of the silent majority.

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