In unusually blunt language from a head of state, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said,
“I think it is a fundamental question if – thanks to a decision by the Vatican – the impression arises that the Holocaust can be denied,”
“This is about the pope and the Vatican making very clear that there can be no (Holocaust) denial and that there must be positive relations with Judaism.”
Another Green World tracks the convoluted and coinciding histories of the extreme right and reactionary Catholicism.
But wait, there’s even more lunacy. The Pope is praising a bishop who says Hurricane Katrina was punishment for lax morals
Days after welcoming back to the church a bishop who denies the Holocaust existed, Pope Benedict has sparked controversy again for promoting a controversial Austrian ultra-conservative cleric. Gerhard Maria Wagner claims the Harry Potter series spreads satanism and that Hurricane Katrina was punishment for New Orleans’ lax morals.
That the Pope wants to move the Church in an ultra-reactionary direction is now beyond dispute.