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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

German Chancellor criticises Pope on SSPX and supports a clear statement on the matter

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Holocaust-Debatte: Merkel fordert Papst zur Klarstellung auf

Angela Merkel puts on the pressure: The Chancellor has asked the Pope for a clear statement in response to criticism of the withdrawal of excommunication against the British Holocaust denier Richard Williamson. Merkel said it was usually not her task to evaluate internal church decisions. But this was about the current debate about the denial of the Holocaust and fundamental questions of the relationship with Judaism. "Therefore one cannot stand still about the matter without consequences," said Merkel.

"The point is that it should be very clearly stated by the Pope and the Vatican that there can be no denial," said Merkel. This clarification was needed from her point of view as it "has not yet been done properly."

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