Dutch Jews demand papal apology


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Translated from Dutch news agency ANP:

CIDI wants apology from Pope Benedict

The Center for Information and Documentation about Israel in the Netherlands (CIDI) demands an apology from the Pope. A Vatican prelate compared the allegations of sexual abuse within the church with anti-Semitism.

He made his statement in Rome in the presence of the pope. The CIDI says that the pope should apologize frankly and remove that priest from his position.

The CIDI calls it shocking that victims of hatred of Jews are equalized with priests who have abused children. The Vatican has said that the opinion of that priest is not the church’s view.

See also here.

Rome rabbi says attacks on pope cannot be compared to anti-Semitism: here.

At a time when his relations with Pope Benedict XVI are already strained over the pope’s offer to dissatisfied Anglicans of fast-track conversion to Roman Catholicism, the archbishop of Canterbury has plunged into the crisis over cases of abuse by Catholic priests, choosing the Easter weekend to describe the Catholic Church in Ireland as “losing all credibility” because of its poor handling of the crisis: here.

Catholic archbishops in Britain have used their Easter sermons to admit the Church’s “guilt” and “shame” over the sex abuse scandal: here.

Legal Scholars Question Holy See’s Implied Statehood, Pope Benedict’s Ability to Be Tried in Clerical Abuse Scandal: here.

Media Takes Gloves Off For Clergy Abuse Scandal: here.

Die Zeit, a German weekly newspaper, charged Monday that Vatican Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone, not the current pope, had delayed last-minute attempts to punish a dying US priest with a long history of sexually abusing deaf boys: here.

Ongoing abuse scandal shakes church’s foundations: here.

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