Monday, January 26, 2009

Atzinger. R or N?

Pope welcomes back Holocaust denier

The Vatican, the same one who got its knickers in a twist as Obama's overturned Bush's ban on funding for family planning agencies in the Third World, has welcomed back four breakaway bishops excommunicated by John Paul II in 1988 for being too right-wing.

Amongst them, shining for caritas and benevolence, there's the Brit Richard Williamson, who in an interview on Swedish television a few days ago said that the historical evidence was “hugely against six million having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler. I believe there were no gas chambers”, adding that “200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but none of them by gas chambers.”

Now let's see if the Israeli government, normally so prompt when it comes down to expressing disdain for a television broadcast, who'd go apeshit if a BBC or any journo had said anything remotely smiliar, will kick up a stink with the Vatican over someone who -about the Shoa- has the same opinions as Ahmadinejad.

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