Pope Francis denounces 'inhuman, un-Christian' rebirth of anti-Semitism: 'Jews are our brothers'

Pope Francis warned against the “inhuman, un-Christian” rebirth of anti-Semitism in Italy after the issue reared its head in the country where the Vatican is situated.

Liliana Segre, an 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor and Italian senator, called for the creation of a parliamentary committee to combat hate, racism and anti-Semitism after revelations that she is subject to some 200 social media attacks each day.

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Speaking at his general audience Wednesday, the Holy See acknowledged the rise in anti-Semitism, even after the world thought the "brutalities" of the Holocaust had ended.

“Here and there, there is a new rebirth of persecuting Jews," he said. "Brothers and sisters, this isn’t human or Christian. Jews are our brothers. And they must not be persecuted. Understand?”

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Francis has spoken several times before calling on the Church and the world to "snuff out any whiff" of resurgent anti-Semitism.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.