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Pope John Paul II greets Franciszek Gajowniczek, second from right, at the Nazi-German Auschwitz prison camp in this 1979 file photo. Gajowniczek, who shared a cellblock with St. Maximilian Kolbe, escaped execution at the camp when Kolbe died in his place. Gajowniczek died March 13, 1995, at age 93. (CNS)
Pope John Paul II greets Franciszek Gajowniczek, second from right, at the Nazi-German Auschwitz prison camp in Oswiecem in this 1979 file photo. (CNS)