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Pope Under Fire for Comments on Holocaust

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer Pope Benedict XVI”s perceived lack of remorse for the Holocaust during a speech on Monday is causing a chorus of criticism from Israelis who think he glossed over the genocide and failed to apologize for what many Israelis believe was Catholic indifference during World War II.

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Vatican Clarifies Position on Holocaust

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer In response to continuing accusations of anti-Semitism directed toward Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church as a result of his reinstatement of a former schismatic bishop who denies the holocaust, the Vatican has issued a strong statement detailing the Pope’s long-standing position on this tragic event.

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Vatican Reverses Excommunication of SSPX Bishops

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Writer The Congregation for Bishops published a decree on Jan. 21 reversing the excommunication pronounced on four bishops consecrated by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. The decree is causing controversy in Jewish quarters because of statements made by one of the bishops that questioned the Holocaust.

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