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The Pope prays at Saint Maximilian Kolbe's cell

Pope Francis walked into Auschwitz's Block 11, where Saint Maximilian Kolbe died, in the starvation cell on the ground floor. Pope Francis sat in silent prayer and reflection in the dark cell where the Polish saint spent his last days. Saint Maximilian Kolbe was a Franciscan friar who volunteered to die instead of another man when he heard him desperately cry that he was leaving a wife and children behind. -AG -CTV ; -? -PR Up: