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The Pope paid tribute to the victims of the Holodomor

November 24 2008

Pope Benedict XVI during the traditional Sunday sermon at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican paid tribute to the victims of Holodomor in Ukraine and elsewhere in the former Soviet Union. "In those days, there are 75 th anniversary of the Holodomor, the great famine, which in 1932-1933. Resulted in the deaths of millions of people in Ukraine and in other regions of the Soviet Union during the communist regime," - he said, referring to the Ukrainian pilgrims , who arrived in the Vatican.

The pontiff noted that "no political system in the name of ideology can not deny human rights, his freedom and dignity." Recalling the "great famine", the result of Stalin's policies and resulted millions of victims, the Pope said: "I pray for the innocent victims of this appalling tragedy", - transmits

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