Holocaust denial: Vatican shifts into damage controlBreaking News
Bishop Richard Williamson of the hard-right St. Pius X Society "must absolutely, unequivocally and publicly distance himself" from statements denying the Shoah, stated the Holy See.
The Vatican has been in serious damage control for at least a week. German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked the Vatican Monday to clarify its position – amid some of the most open dissent and dismay by Catholic bishops in Europe under Pope Benedict, formerly Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
The crisis underscores the difficulties the pope faces in his project of reestablishing traditional Christianity in Europe and rolling back the liberal influences of Vatican II inside Catholicism – in a world more diverse and secular, a religious landscape more ecumenical, a church divided over doctrine and approach, and papal authority seemingly more subject to outside opinion, as in this week's virtual censure of the pope by Ms. Merkel.
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Randll Reese Besch - 2/6/2009
About 5 to 6 million more to that number should be added and never subtracted including the sick (mental and physical) and infirm, homosexuals, occultists, communists, socialists, Romany and anyone else not wanting or liking their Valhalla or Heligstat on earth those Germans had created. We must not forget and too often these other victims are forgotten in those numbers that should read 10 to 12 million in total.
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