Pope lifts excommunication for holocaust denier

spanish inquisition. monty python

Andrew Sullivan

This vile anti-Semite and Holocaust-denier has just been allowed back into the Catholic Church.

Unbelievable. But if you really grasp how reactionary Benedict is, not terribly shocking.

I am truly, deeply ashamed of my church for this action and hope this provokes such an outcry it is reversed.

Benedict is beyond reactionary. Before becoming Pope he headed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith AKA the Holy Office of the Inquisition and was known as “the Pope’s enforcer” and “God’s rottweiler.”