Today, the Pope mentioned the dedication of the Lateran basilica in his words at the midday Angelus. He said, "The beauty and harmony of the churches, destined to give praise to God, also draws us human beings, limited and sinful, to convert to form a “cosmos,” a well-ordered structure, in intimate communion with Jesus, who is the true Saint of saints." He also spoke about how this happens "in a culminating way" with the Eucharist.
After the prayer, he mentioned that today also commemorates the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, when "Nazi fury was unleashed" against Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues, beginning the persecution of the Jews. He said he still feels pain over those events, and called on people to join him in "manifesting a deep solidarity with the Jewish world."