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Pope to apologize
for sins committed by Roman Catholics
On Sunday, Pope John Paul II will kiss a crucifix and symbolically ask
God's pardon for centuries of sins committed in the name of the Catholic Church
March 7, 2000
chief rabbi finds document 'quite disappointing'
No sins by church or popes
From staff, wire reports.
VATICAN CITY -- Pope John Paul II will kiss a crucifix on Sunday and issue a historic apology for sins committed
in the name of the Roman Catholic Church.
The move, planned as a Day of Pardon Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, will
be sweeping, asking for God's forgiveness for centuries' worth of sins.
Confession of sin is a major obligation
of all Catholics. But never in its history has the church itself offered such a sweeping acknowledgment of past wrongs committed
by its members.
CNN's Gayle Young reports on the Vatican's apology for Catholics' past sins.
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"The church, full of the holiness received from our Lord, kneels before God and implores
his pardon for the past and present sins of its children," said Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, president of the Vatican's
2000 Jubilee Committee.
A carefully worded document issued by the Vatican last week explores a multitude of sins
committed during the Holocaust, the Inquisition, the Crusades and acts against other Christians in wars of religion.
Israel's chief rabbi finds document 'quite disappointing'
The Catholic Church, which has sought to improve relations
with Judaism, conceded two years ago that some Christians committed sins of omission by not speaking out against the persecution
of Jews during World War II.
The new document from the Vatican said it was important to keep a "moral and
religious memory" of injury inflicted on Jews.
"In this area, much has already been done, but this should
be confirmed and deepened," the document stated.
Some Jews were upset that the Vatican's landmark 1998 document
on the Holocaust did not condemn the church hierarchy for any failures to save Jews.
The Vatican and John Paul
have consistently defended Pope Pius XII, who served during World War II and is a candidate for beatification.
Chief Rabbi Israel Meir Lau said the latest reference to the Holocaust was "quite disappointing."
adds nothing to the low-key statements made in the past," he said. "It is impossible to correct a crime of the past
without any mention, for example, of Pius XII, when he stood on the blood of the victims and did not say a word."
No sins by church or popes
The Vatican document also acknowledges acts of violence and oppression during the Inquisition,
when a philosopher was burned at the stake in a Roman piazza.
BEWARE THE CUNNING OF THE SERPENT !
DON'T BE FOOLED - THE VATICAN SPEAKS WITH FORKED TONGUE !
DID YOU CATCH IT ? The Pope asked God to forgive
the "members of the Catholic Church", "members",
not the Popes, Cardinals, Bishops ! You need to
understand that there is a clear distiction made
in the Catholic
Church between the "members" and
the "HIERARCHY" - "THE CHURCH" !
JOHN PAUL II
DID NOT ADMIT OF ANY "SINS" OF THE POPES,CARDINALS, ETC; ! For the "church" declares
that it has
"never errored-nor can it ever error" !
For hundreds of years the Roman Catholic Church
has had its monistaries, monks, priests,
nuns, and for all those
hundreds of years
the nuns have been sexually abused by
the priests ! Now this horrible
fact is coming before
the world and
placed there by the members of the
Catholic Church who are moral and
upright souls inspite of
CORRUPT POPES, CARDINALS, BISHOPS, AND PRIESTS !
TALK ABOUT "TERRORISM" LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE ,
AND TERROR AGAINST POOR LITTLE NUNS !
Now we can understand why God identifies the
Catholic Church in Revelation chapter 17 in
this terrible description
of her wickedness,
Read what God says of this horrible
counterfiet system of the Devil !
And there came one of the seven angels
which had the seven vials, and talked with me,
saying unto me, Come hither;
I will show unto
thee the judgment of the great whore that
sitteth upon many waters:
With whom the kings
of the earth have
committed fornication, and the inhabitants
of the earth have been made
drunk with the wine
of her fornication.
So he carried me away in the spirit
into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit
a scarlet coloured beast, full of
names of blasphemy, having seven heads
and ten horns.
And the woman was
purple and scarlet colour,
and decked with gold and precious
stones and pearls, having a golden cup
in her hand full of abominations and
filthiness of her fornication:
And upon her forehead [was] a name
BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the
saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her,
I wondered with great admiration.
Revelation 17: 1 - 6
"MOTHER OF HARLOTS"
Anyone who has still got some brain power
of their own surely must see the utter
depravity of the religious
of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH !
She is the epitomy of EVIL, for she
is under the DIRECT control of SATAN !
of cases of Roman Catholic
priests being brought to trial on
charges of sexual abuse has been
in the news for
and yet, astoundingly, Catholics
still call the Vatican and
the Roman Catholic
a "Christian Church" !