The survivors of the Nazi massacre and the former captives of the Auschwitz concentration camp consider the visit of Pope Francis to Armenia as an important gesture in the historic commemoration of the genocide, writes the Austrian newspaper Der Standard, referring to Roman Kent, the Chairman of the Auschwitz International Committee .

 “That pope really fights against the oblivion of genocide. He keeps not only today’s refugees in the  center of attention, but also draws the attention of the entire world to such nationalities, as we are and the Armenians are, who were forced go through the hatred and genocide. That is why the Christians and Jews who survived the Auschwitz are waiting with a great joy for the Pope's visit to Auschwitz at the end of July,” said Roman Kent.