August 29, 2003

High prelate of the Vatican visited memorial mural of the Holocaust


Archbishop Renato Martino, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, prayed over the tomb of Primate Cardinal Antonio Quarracino, in the Buenos Aires’ Cathedral. Later, at the Argentine Catholic University, Martino delivered a lecture on the rights of the human person.

On Tuesday, 26 August 2003, the President of the Vatican Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Archbishop Renato Martino, visited the memorial Mural to the Holocaust Victims, installed inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires.

In the course of his short visit to Argentina, the prelate of the Holy See decided to visit the only memorial in the world dedicated to those murdered during the Shoah located in a Christian temple.

Accompanied by Baruch Tenembaum, President of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, a non governmental organization which promoted the installation of the Mural, Monsignor Martino praised the enormous symbolical value of the piece of art -an impressive silver frame of 1,80 x 1,20 meters in which rests of books of prayers found in the ruins of the concentration camps are exhibited- inaugurated in 1997 by the former Primate of Argentina, Cardinal Antonio Quarracino (1923-1998).