Holocaust denial and antisemitism

 

Holocaust denial and anti-Semitic act of hatred very troublesome 

Recently, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre carried out an e-mail petition campaign against Roman Catholic bishop, Richard Williamson, who denies that any Jews perished in gas chambers during the Holocaust. Most troublesome is Pope Benedict XVI’s reinstating of Williamson and the Vatican’s act of blocking the e-mail petition. After Vatican II’s outstanding work of reconciliation between the Jewish people and the RC Church, this is certainly a huge step backwards. The pope needs to take immediate action to reverse his decision, discipline Williamson, and issue an official apology to the Jewish people. Anything less would be a contradiction to the Second Vatican Council.

 In another act of anti-Semitic hatred, fuelled by the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez; last Friday at about 10:00 P.M. until 3:00 A.M. Saturday morning, the Caracas Jewish synagogue was vandalized by hoodlums who desecrated it with anti-Semitic slogans. The Jewish community was so fearful that they did not even attend synagogue last Sabbath.

For more information visit the following websites: Simon Wiesenthal Center USA and Wiesenthal Centre Canada.

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I am, among other things, a sojourner, a sinner-saint, a baptized, life-long learner and follower of Jesus, and Lutheran pastor. Dim Lamp: dimlamp.wordpress.com gwh photos: gwhphotos.wordpress.com

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