Thursday, January 29, 2009

Not a banner year there, Pappa-Razzi

Dismay as Pope welcomes back Holocaust bishop Richard Williamson -Times Online
Pope Benedict XVI’s rehabilitatation of a British bishop who denies that millions of Jews died in Nazi gas chambers has alarmed Catholics who fear it risks dealing a fatal blow to the inter-faith dialogue promoted by his predecessor.

Over the weekend the Pope issued a decree welcoming back into the Roman Catholic Church Richard Williamson, 68, and three other breakaway bishops excommunicated by John Paul II in 1988. The bishops had been ordained without Vatican permission by the renegade French archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, who rejected the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.

Video available here.
How do you make a joke here? Is there any way that this can help the image of the church?

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