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Neocatechumenal Way founder presents symphony in honor of Holocaust victims

In celebration of 40 years since its arrival in Berlin, the Neocatechumenal Way presented a symphony at the prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker.

“The Suffering of the Innocents” was composed by Way founder Kiko Argüello to remember Holocaust victims. 

As the event was also presented to promote solidarity and dialogue between the Jewish and Christian faiths, Pope Francis sent a message of support.

In it, the Holy Father recognized the encounter as an example of the “constant reminder” that Christians must be committed to “reconciliation through mutual understanding and love for our 'older brothers.'” The pope also said they must live a “life dedicated to those who suffer.” 

The Neocatechumenal Way, which was founded in Madrid in 1964, was introduced in Germany eleven years later to Joseph Ratzinger, who would promote it as the archbishop of Munich.