Many anti-Semitic titles were sold in a beatification ceremony, the first step towards holiness, of two Catholic figures revered in the main church in Warsaw last week, Alger reported.

Titles included The scum and the Jews in today’s Poland, Judeopolonia II – Anatomy of enslaving Poland and Homoterror. Additionally, there were books that blamed Jews for the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to prominent Catholic figures, the ceremony was attended by Polish President Andrzej Duda, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and the leader of the ruling Law and Justice party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Wojciech Karpieszuk, journalist present at the ceremony, wrote an article for the Gazeta Wyborcza describing his discomfort at the sight of the books and the fact that no one else around him seemed to mind them.

“During those 40 minutes, I didn’t see a single outrage reaction. Nothing,” he wrote. “Many members of the clergy, and even a bishop among them, passed indifferently in front of the galleries.”

Anti-Semitic graffiti found in the German city of Heidelberg. April 22, 2020 (credit: AFD WATCH HEIDELBERG)

Karpieszuk wrote that he had seen similar titles at ultranationalist meetings, but he “never thought that something like this could be sold at a beatification mass attended by the highest authorities in the state. “.

In a tweet, Karpieszuk posted a photo of the books sold at the ceremony, writing “Holocaust society,” Chamy and Jews in Poland today “,” Coronavirus vaccine – a threat for mankind? “,” Homo terror “- these are just a few headlines on the stand next to the temple of Divine Providence. Crowds of believers and clergy. No one reacts.

As these anti-Semitic titles were sold in a beatification ceremony, Pope Francis held a meeting with Christians and Jews in Budapest and spoke out against anti-Semitism, calling it “a fuse that must not be done. let burn “in Europe.