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Cardinal condemns Pope over lifting of excommunication on Holocaust denier - Telegraph from the Daily Telegraph

The intervention of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor will intensify the worldwide uproar triggered by the Pope's decision to lift the ban on Bishop Richard Williamson who has questioned the killing of six millions Jews by the Nazis.

The Cardinal, in a letter to Dr Jonathan Sacks the Chief Rabbi, a copy of which has been released to The Daily Telegraph, expressed his deep regret at the effect of the Vatican decree which has already been criticised by Angela Merkel the German Chancellor.

Dr Sacks, in his reply to the Cardinal, has warned that the episode has done "great damage" to relationships between the Jewish and Catholic faith. The Winchester and Cambridge educated Bishop Williamson, who runs a church in Argentina, has said that the Nazis did not use gas chambers to kill and that a maximum 300,000 Jews lost their lives. Last week he apologised for the "distress and problems" he had caused the Pope by his "imprudent" remarks but pointedly declined to withdraw them.

The Cardinal, in his letter, said: "I am writing to express my dismay at the effect of the Vatican decree... Specifically I naturally deplore the comments made by the Englishman, Rev Williamson, in his denial of the full horror of the Holocaust. His statement and views have absolutely no place in the Catholic Church and its teaching."

Valz: That last bolded sentence is rather extreme I would say. Bishop Williamson is being asked to recant his views on the Holocaust as if they were heresy.
It also said in the article that:

"Last November the Cardinal, Chief Rabbi and leaders of other faiths in Britain stood together in prayer at Auschwitz-Birkenau, concentration camp "[as] witnesses to the Holocaust that some still deny, we committed ourselves to work together to take a stand against hatred in the name of the God of love".
How about, Cardinal, being a witness to Christ who those very people still deny? Is it any wonder why people are saying that The Church now considers the Holocaust a dogma?

Oh dear, oh dear...

The wolves unceasingly howl, day after day, after day.

Eek, I thought all those Cardinals were almost done playing "Pile on the Pope"!
The Pope needs new Cardinals.

I am actually having a hard time addressing these dissidents by their respective titles (Cardinals, Bishops, etc).
At least this one's going soon.
Haha! The Pope's the greatest thing since sliced bread until he does something that looks Traditional.
Valz Wrote:I am actually having a hard time addressing these dissidents by their respective titles (Cardinals, Bishops, etc).

Then add New to the beginning of their title.  It is one of the few things I can give credit for (tedious and tendentious as that site is), unless he did not coin it.  Whoever did is one funny pup.

Examples:  Newcardinal Dulles,  Newbishop Sullivan, Newchurch, and finally the one that really get 'em going ---- Presbyter Neuhaus (who's "While we're at it" was often amusing).  May they rest in peace. 
Get rid of that guy!
Didn't Bl. Jacinta of Fatima have a vision of the pope in a room and people were throwing rocks through his window because of the things he had been saying? With all this commotion I wonder if soon this will be Pope Benedict or an immediate successor.
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