February 4, 2013

Pope's right-hand man criticized for Nazi terminology

Der Spiegel takes another look at the high-ranking Roman Catholic official who decided to play the Nazi card.
In an interview with the newspaper Die Welt published on Friday, the archbishop said: "Targeted discreditation campaigns against the Catholic Church in North America and also here in Europe have led to clerics in some areas being insulted in public. An artificially created fury is growing here which sometimes reminds one of a pogrom sentiment."

Müller was appointed last year as head of the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a position Pope Benedict XVI occupied for 24 years before his election to the papacy.
Obviously, the man is a close confidant of the pope. I don't think it's a reach to assume that the "pogrom" terminology comes from the pope himself. Let us remember that Pope Ratzi was once a "Young Nazi". And he wouldn't let his right-hand man say something unless he also approved of the sentiment. This is a very controlling pope. Here's more from the Spiegel article:
The co-leader of the opposition Greens, Claudia Roth, called Müller's statement "utterly unacceptable and dangerously forgetful of history."

She accused Müller of trying to block calls for a reform of the Catholic Church. "The chief ideologist of the Vatican sounds as if he would like to beam the Catholic Church back into the Middle Ages."
That's exactly where the church wishes it was today -- because then it could simply execute those who spoke against it. But sadly for the pope, it is not the year 1400. This church does not belong in the modern era. It's a throwback, something that needs to go extinct. Luckily, everything the Vatican says and does brings the church closer to the moment when it will cease to exist.

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