This vile anti-Semite and Holocaust-denier has just been allowed back into the Catholic Church. Benedict's rationale:

"The Holy Father in this decision was inspired by the wish that full reconciliation and full communion can be achieved soon," the Vatican said.

Unbelievable. But if you really grasp how reactionary Benedict is, not terribly shocking. The Times' Ruth Gledhill:

Could the clock really be turned back this far on Nostra Aetate and the teachings of Vatican II?

Yes, they can. Here's the bigot himself:

I am truly, deeply ashamed of my church for this action and hope this provokes such an outcry it is reversed. These are not the words of Christ. They are the words of evil.

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