Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pope Benedict Move Ignites Holocaust row

From The UnHived Mind, posted by Avles:


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What a strange coincidence, Lombardi as the Italian region with the city of Milan and its Islamic demonstration in front of the cathedral, ....

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.....and Federico, like the Frederick Barbarossa defeated by the papal league at Legnano, in Lombardia....

In the Middle Ages, Legnano was scene of defeat of Emperor
Frederick I by the
Lombard League in 1176. See Battle of Legnano.....

And of course the Lombard section of the false anti-Muslims and occult true Nazi Islamic secessionist North League party ....(Jan 14 2009, 07:29 PM)

.... is named: Lombard League/Lega Lombarda:

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Anyway, the news of today:

Page last updated at 18:19 GMT, Saturday, 24 January 2009

Pope move ignites Holocaust row

The Pope has lifted the excommunication from the Roman Catholic Church of four bishops appointed by a breakaway archbishop more than 20 years ago.

One of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's appointees, Briton Richard Williamson, outraged Jews by saying the Nazi gas chambers did not exist.

Two of the other three appointees are French while the fourth is Argentinean.

Israel's envoy to the Vatican said the papal decision would "cast a shadow on relations with Jews".

"We have no intention of interfering in the internal workings of the Catholic Church, however, the eagerness to bring a Holocaust denier back into the Church will cast a shadow on relations between Jews and the Catholic Church," Mordechai Lewy told Reuters news agency.

Lefebvre, who died in 1991, rebelled against liberal reforms in the Church, such as the end of the Latin Mass.

He opposed replacing the traditional Mass with services in national languages.

The Vatican said the excommunications had been lifted after the bishops affirmed their willingness to accept Church teachings and papal authority.

'No gas chambers'

Relations between the Vatican and representatives of the Jewish faith have been strained throughout much of the Church's recent history, especially because of Pope Pius's passive stance towards the Holocaust in World War II, the BBC's Greg Morsbach reports.

The latest move by Pope Benedict is likely to add to those strains.

Bishop Richard Williamson recently told Swedish TV: "I believe there were no gas chambers. I think that two to three hundred thousand Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps but none of them by gas chambers."

The Vatican has distanced itself from those remarks.

But its spokesman, Rev Federico Lombardi, still stood by the decision to rehabilitate Bishop Williamson and the others.

"This act regards the lifting of the excommunications, period," he told reporters.

"It has nothing to do with the personal opinions of a person, which are open to criticism, but are not pertinent to this decree."

Reverend Federico Lombardi, SJ (born 1942 (age 66–67)) is an Italian Roman Catholic priest and the current director of the Vatican Press Office.

Lombardi was born near Turin, and was trained in mathematics and studied theology in Germany. He became a Jesuit priest in 1972, and then worked for the influential Jesuit-run magazine, La Civiltà Cattolica, and served as superior of the Jesuits' Italian province.[1]
Lombardi's appointment to the Vatican Press Office merged with it the leadership of Vatican Radio and Vatican Television Center as well, as he continues to hold those directorships.[1]


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