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A Slovak archbishop outraged the Jewish community by praising Slovakia’s World War II fascist regime.

Archbishop Jan Sokol, head of the Bratislava-Trnava diocese, said during a Dec. 27 television interview that 1939-45 was a period of relative well-being for Slovakia, which paid to have Jews deported to concentration camps under the rule of President Jozef Tiso.

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