In a meeting with a delegation from the Anti-Defamation League on Thursday, February 9, 2017, Pope Francis spoke again against anti-Semitism.

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View video of the meeting here

Pope Francis remembered that "whereas the culture of encounter and reconciliation engenders life and gives rise to hope, the "non-culture” of hate sows death and reaps despair.”

The Pope also condemned antisemitism and said that "the best way of preventing every kind of violence is caring for the sacred gift of all human life, and safeguarding its dignity from conception to death.”

Pope Francis said: "Sadly, anti-Semitism, which I again denounce in all its forms as completely contrary to Christian principles and every vision worthy of the human person, is still widespread today.”