Exposing the Vatican-Islam Alliance

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The Roman Catholic Church hailed UNESCO’s decision to grant the world heritage status to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. According to the Vatican authorities, the UN decision is a “diplomatic victory” for the Palestinian Authority. Last Friday, the United Nations approved the Palestinian bid to place Jesus’ birthplace on its list of sites of World Heritage in danger. Israel called the decision “absurd” and “a sad day.”

The Palestinian agenda at UNESCO is the de-Judaization of the land of Israel by Islamicizing the holy sites. Oras Hamdan Taha, the Palestinian minister who deals with antiquities and gets funds from UNESCO, made clear, “it’s writing or rewriting the history of Palestine.” Less known is that the Vatican institutions are collaborating with the Palestinian autocracy.

The Vatican already declared its support of waving a Palestinian flag over the Temple Mount in the heart of ancient Jerusalem. Next in line is Rachel’s Tomb near Bethlehem, Judaism’s third most holy site, which for millennia has served as a place of longing, pilgrimage and prayer for the Jewish people. In 1996, Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority began referring to the site as the “Bilal ibn Rabah Mosque,” and this is how UNESCO shamefully listed it in 2010.

Many Catholic groups worldwide already embraced the Palestinian myth. Pax Christi, one of the most famous Catholic organizations, on its website, repeatedly calls the Jewish site a “mosque.” Then there is the Bethlehem University of the Holy Land, the only Vatican-run educational institution in the area and whose founding can be traced back to the visit of Pope Paul VI in the holy land in 1964. The Catholic University recently launched a project about the Rachel’s Tomb. The document calls it “a historical religious site for followers of Christianity and Islam,” whose location is “on Palestinian lands.” The Vatican institution seems to ignore that all of Rachel’s Tomb belongs to Area C, which the Oslo Accords gave to Israeli jurisdiction. The very title of the Catholic project, “Rachel: An Alien in her Hometown,” suggests that the tomb is a spot hijacked by the Israelis. The tomb, the Catholic report says, “is also known by Muslims as the Bilal Ibn Rabah Mosque.” According to the Vatican university, the Jewish shrines are Arab treasures stolen by the Zionists and the Israelis are no more than invading colonizers.

A few months ago, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, welcomed enthusiastically the agreement reached between Hamas and Fatah, despite both the PLO and Hamas covenants’ call for the use of violence against the Jews. Last September, Patriarch Twal, named by Pope Benedict XVI, was at the White House for a meeting with the American administration — as well as for the purpose to support the PA statehood bid at the UN.

Last January eight Catholic bishops from Europe and North America, including UK Archbishop Patrick Kelly and French Archbishop Michel Dubost, visited Gaza under Hamas control. “I asked prisoners in the largest prison in Europe (in Evry) to pray for you,” Dubost told Gazans. The inference is clear: Palestinians are living in a big prison terrified by Israel. In the same period, Father Manuel Musalam, head of Gaza’s Catholics, met with Hamas leader, Mahmoud al Zahar, and declared that “Christians are not threatened by Muslims” but that everyone faces the same problem, that of Israel’s “humiliation.”

A few weeks earlier, the head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales offered the Palestinians another piece of powerful propaganda: the comparison with Jesus’ passion. “We are to be freshly attentive to the needs of those who, like Jesus himself, are displaced and in discomfort,” Archbishop Vincent Nichols said during his last Christmas Mass sermon at Westminster Cathedral. “A shadow falls particularly heavily on the town of Bethlehem tonight … We pray for them tonight” It would have been more in keeping with Nicholas’ mission to mention hundreds of Christians losing their lives to Islamic terrorism and oppressed by Palestinian dictatorship.

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  • southwood

    Superb article, very revealing, even if it only shows the tip of the iceberg of Vatican intrigue. The fact is the Vatican will ally with anyone to maintain or enhance its power. It did it with the Nazis and Fascists in WWII and now it is doing it with Islam. The Vatican is a corrupt and evil organization. Its big aim is to be the head of a world religion.

    • H&R_ Barack

      BINGO! Pardon the pun.

      False "Christianity" will deceive billions. The Bible says so. It is increasingly evident that we will not save the world or even America. But we can rescue countless individuals through prayer, godly example and the proclamation of the gospel.

      • H&R_ Barack

        In a related matter: There is an HUGE attempt to combine Christianity and Islam in a common worship service! – it fits Biblical prophecy.

        Whenever we, as biblical Christians, think that things couldn’t possibly become more preposterous in Christendom, we need to call to mind the Scriptures that tell us that the time will come when Christians will not endure sound doctrine, and many will corrupt the Word of God

        Chrislam? Christian Palestinianism??
        More on that topic: http://www.thebereancall.org/content/chrislam-chr

        Allah is a false god of man’s making as is the Roman pope!.

      • southwood

        Wee Todd, when the planned global religion and government takes over, you atheists will be forced to conform or face persecution. Then, and only then, will you be fervently wishing for a return to a free, democratic and Christian ( your founding fathers stated that the U.S. was founded on Christian principles ) society which America still is to some extent despite Obama's evil intentions coming to fruition. THEN you will stop falsely criticising Christianity. That will be a rude awakening.

        • Jesusinator

          Another reason to get rid of religion.What founding father said that?

          • southwood

            John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Perhaps others.

          • Jesusinator

            Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And other religions have done worse. More has been done in the name of atheistic ommunism.

            Why do you want to single out the one religion that teaches we should be better?

          • Jesusinator

            ” More has been done in the name of atheistic ommunism” Lie.I never said those quotes. Our founding fathers did

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And Stalin ruling as an atheist starved millions.

            So, its' not a lie.

            It's an inconvenient truth you want to ignore.
            Listen, you know that the ideals of Christianity aspire to peace and tolerance. If it's violence you want to attack, go for it. But that means you're going to need to shift your focus to a more deserving target.

          • Jesusinator

            YEs it is. The millions he kiiled to not add up to the billions christians have killed

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            But Christians haven't killed billions.

            Not even muslims have done that much, and they slaughter a lot more infidels that anyone else. Well, other than atheists.

          • Jesusinator

            Distortions of history occur in the minds of many Christians whenever they see the word “God” embossed in statue or memorial concrete. For example, those who visit the Jefferson Memorial in Washington will read Jefferson's words engraved: “I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every from of tyranny over the mind of man.” When they see the word “God” many Christians see this as “proof” of his Christianity without thinking that “God” can have many definitions ranging from nature to supernatural. Yet how many of them realize that this passage aimed at attacking the tyranny of the Christian clergy of Philadelphia, or that Jefferson's God was not the personal god of Christianity? Those memorial words came from a letter written to Benjamin Rush in 1800 in response to Rush's warning about the Philadelphia clergy attacking Jefferson (Jefferson was seen as an infidel by his enemies during his election for President).

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why are you reverting to earlier talking points?

            Distortions occur in history when muslim friendly people attack the values that made wester civilization the best in the world.

          • Jesusinator

            “The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole cartloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.” “Have you considered that system of holy lies and pious frauds that has raged and triumphed for 1,500 years?” John Adams

          • southwood

            I never said they were Christians. I merely stated that they said that the USA was founded on Christianity.

            Most of the fifty-five Founding Fathers who worked on the Constitution were members of orthodox Christian churches and many were even evangelical Christians. The first official act in the First Continental Congress was to open in Christian prayer, which ended in these words: "…the merits of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Savior. Amen". Sounds Christian to me.

            John Adams stated so eloquently during this period of time that; "The general principles on which the fathers achieved Independence were … the general principles of Christianity … I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that the general principles of Christianity are as etemal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God."

            America was founded on Christianity and that is what made it become the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, and I speak as a Briton.

          • Jesusinator

            Funny that none of them said that though

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why do you ignore everything they did and said to come to that conclusion?

            Who do you think they referred to as their creator in the Declaration of Independence?

          • southwood
          • Jesusinator

            That this nation was founded on christian priciples

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Of course it was.

            What Christian principals are violated by the founding father's documents?

          • southwood

            I just showed you the quote. Are you saying it is a lie.

            Washington had a CHRISTIAN faith. Refute the quotes in the video.

          • Jesusinator

            Christian preachers who ardently wanted Washington to be portrayed as one of them have made up many stories of George Washington's strong Christian beliefs. One of the primary purveyors of these propaganda pieces was Mason Locke Weems, a Christian preacher who came up with the fable of George Washington and the cherry tree. He also feverishly promoted the myth of George Washington and Christianity.Washington, like many people in colonial America, belonged to the Anglican church and was a vestryman in it. But in early America, particularly in pre-revolutionary America, you had to belong to the dominant church if you wanted to have influence in society, as is illustrated by the following taken from Old Chruches, Ministers and Families of Virginia, by Bishop William Meade, I, p 191. “Even Mr. Jefferson, and George Wythe, who did not conceal their disbelief in Christianity, took their parts in the duties of vestrymen, the one at Williamsburg, the other at Albermarle; for they wished to be men of influence.”

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And you still haven't shown him to be wrong.
            You just quoted some things that other people claim for Washington as opposed to his own words.

            This would be evidence that…. let's see. Perhaps you're just a hate filled bigot?

          • southwood

            George Wahington was a Christian. Revisionists tried to change that by claiming him as a Deist:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnFw1f6K2W8&fe

          • Jesusinator

            Washington had an unquestioning faith in Providence and, as we have seen, he voiced this faith publicly on numerous occasions. That this was no mere rhetorical flourish on his part, designed for public consumption, is apparent from his constant allusions to Providence in his personal letters. There is every reason to believe, from a careful analysis of religious references in his private correspondence, that Washington’s reliance upon a Grand Designer along Deist lines was as deep-seated and meaningful for his life as, say, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s serene confidence in a Universal Spirit permeating the ever shifting appearances of the everyday world.”

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            All those words. Yet you couldn't really show him wrong.

            Does this mean you're going to use multi part rants again?

    • Drakken

      Hold it right there southwood, as a Catholic myself I am completely disgusted with these spineless clergy and a purge is definitely needed. Bowing and appeasing to the muslim savages still leads to these sniviling cowards to their deaths nevertheless. There is organizations in the church for example The Knights of Malta who are telling the marxists in the church to get thier act together and quit supporting evil or else.

      • southwood

        Drakken, I have tp say the corruption is at the very top. It has to be because it is a hierarchy. You have to leave the organization, I'm afraid. There is no alternative unless you want to be part of the whole evil system.

        • Drakken

          Southwood, with all due respect, us Catholics of various orgs within the church are making our displeasure well known and the marxist within the hierarchy know that turning the other cheek and dialogue with the muslims will no longer cut it, we are of the line of defend the faithful or we will and we will throw the marxists out with the muslims line.

    • Jim

      More bloody nonsense from the anti catholic brigade.
      You all cheered when the Pope had a go at Islam, and hinted they were ratbag terrorists.
      I'm off this site from now on.
      You dont have a clue how to work with Catholics.

      • southwood

        No, Jim, it's far from nonsense and I certainly did not cheer 'cos I wouldn't trust anything he said or did. Anyway, he is now appearing in his true colors with his clergy supporting Islam, the PTA etc. No surprise to me. Ordinary RCs are being deceived by their religion, their priests and hierarchy. They need to read the Bible and study its teachings.

      • Tale-of-the-Donkey

        Replying to Jim who stated "I'm off this site from now on."

        Promise????

        Oh wait! ….unregistered "Jim" has no track record. Unregistered "Jim" has no Caché.

        ..It can never be shown that unregistered "Jim" is a man of his word, – Because "Jim" is a phantom!

        ……… maybe the old "jim" will die and return as "José the Spanish Conquistador!"

  • Lynn

    Does Mr. Meotti not know that the old charge that Pope Pius XII was "silent" during the Holocaust is directly attributable to Soviet propaganda through the play, "The Deputy?" He also seems not to know that the pope meets with and reaches out to everyone: Soviet Secretaries of the Communist Party, American politicians and even leaders of terrorist organizations. John Paul II's alliances with Moslem leaders were instrumental in preventing the spread of abortion under U.N. auspices.

    Perhaps Mr. Meotti believes that any stick will do to beat the Catholic Church with but he only destroys his own credibility and encourages anti-Catholicism. I point to Southwood's comment above and rest my case.

    • Samuel

      Lynn, you are of course right. And indeed, Pius XII’s stance is yet unclear because the Vatican Archives are partially closed. Only once they are open we will know more. Mr. Meotti obviously is not interested in any analytical accounts. A meeting becomes a “strong friendship”, a platitude “My dear Muslim friends” proof of a conspiracy against Israel, the rejoicing over the UNESCO declaration proof of anti-Zionism (while it is really about strengthening the Catholic Church, and….money), a declaration of a single priest is exemplary for the policy of the Vatican, etc. And the funniest claim of them all is that the Catholicism, being in essence a missionary religion aimed to convert people, would stand silent against losing influence.
      Mr. Meotti is at the center of a large circle of people whose vicious hatred for anything not fully in line with the Zionist perspective is matched by the hatred of many Muslims for the West, Israel and Zionism.

      • mgoldberg

        Excuse me…. the Tomb of Rachel is amongst the earliest, most obviously Jewish religious sites, fundamental to Torah believers, to jews and Israel. To make it an arab site, a muslim site is beyond absurd. It has nothing to do with christianity, nothing to do with Islam- the arabs were crusaders, the muslims conquering crusaders.
        That the 'palestinians' could use the church of the nativity, defile it as they did in 2004? when they occupied it, used the New Testament for toilet paper, as was reported, drink the sacrificial wine, and dirty and defile that church as was reported by those there, is clear enough indication of reprehensible actions on the part of the church. It is of course quite in line with Islam-that demands worldwide submission of all others, and the Catholic Church that once upon a time dreamed likewise- that Jews, and the Torah had to submit to their beliefs. That the Tomb of Rachel, a Truly utterly Jewish site, would ever be agreed by 'others' as anything but a Jewish heritage is an abomination, an utter lie. Concentrate on that before you condemn the author.

      • Sage on the Stage

        Excuse me…the Pope, as the leader of the Catholic church, has the right AND the responsibility to make moral judgements. Therefore, "reaching out to everyone" doesn't work; and the current Pope's failure to condemn Muslim desecration of Rachel's Tomb, and other Jewish Holy sites, throws Judaism in the trashcan; and facilitates Muslim murders of Christians, in Africa and wherever else these murders occur.
        The current Pope taking a strong stand against the desecration of Jewish holy sites would slow down the
        world-wide jihad. The current Pope should be censured in some way; he has sold the Jews and his fellow Christians down the river.

    • southwood

      Don't point to my comment, debate me. Pius XII was a wicked man. Books have been written by RCs which have exposed the "silent" pope who allowed the Jews and Serbs to be slaughtered. The Vatican encourages evil.

      • Sarah

        The Vatican has saved and is still saving countless lives and improving people's lives with the institutions (hospitals, schools, churches) it possesses and builds in 3rd world countries.

        • southwood

          What about the numerous lives it has ruined with its paedophile priests (covered up by pope and canon law), or those it has persecuted and slaughtered throughout its dismal history ?

        • Eyes_Open

          But, during the time of WWII the Vatican was very antisemitic. Pope Pius XII was a supporter of Hitler, openly in the early years, but more quietly in the later.

          • Yisrael

            Not true. THIS WEEK (!) Yad Vashem was forced to alter the inscriptions in the Pope's section in the museum to reflect the recent recognition that the Catholic Church, instructed by the Pope, saved thousands of Jewish lives…by working quietly behind the scenes.

          • Eyes_Open

            "THIS WEEK (!) Yad Vashem was forced to alter the inscriptions in the Pope's section in the museum"

            Doesn't that sound suspiciously like altering history after the fact, to reflect what people want to believe instead of the true but undesirable facts that were recorded at the time of the event?

            A Catholic man trying to prove his innocents was came to the realization that it was the truth. http://www.reformation.org/hitler_pope.html

            Though the Pope did speak out against extermination in a general sense, he never spoke to or mentioned the Jews specifically and later adopted the official policy of "neutrality" for the Catholic Church in all such matters.

          • WildJew

            I am not saying you are wrong. I am dubious of your claim. I've not seen this story anywhere but here from you. Do you have a good link / news source for us? What exactly were these instructions by Pope Pius XII to save Jews? To which diocese in Germany, France, Yugoslavia, etc., did the pope direct these instructions and what did they say? More importantly the pope was silent in the face of a great moral evil. This in and of itself is evil. God commands that we condemn evil. How much more great religious leaders? Silence in the face of a great evil is moral cowardice. So is collaboration and complicity!

          • Eyes_Open

            The only article I have been able to find on it is this one;
            http://news.yahoo.com/israel-holocaust-museum-alt

            Which still leaves the possibility of coercion by the Vatican, even if they say there was none. And it just seems to be shifting the blame from one Pope to another, not absolving the Vatican altogether. What will always keep me suspicious is that the Vatican will still only release "select" documents. If they are innocent of wrong doing, why not open the gates for complete review? Something the Vatican has never done for any case against them. Their insistence on secrecy will always give them the appearance of guilt.

          • WildJew

            Right. I think the initial statement is fine. Apologists for the Vatican are ruthless (many Church leaders were complicit with the Nazis in their unspeakable crimes; in the Final Solution, so what do you expect?) in destroying their critics and intimidating them into backing down. They did it with Catholic John Cornwell, author of "Hitler's Pope." The following is how the Yad Vashem statement read before it was apparently altered slightly:

            "In 1933, when he was Secretary of the Vatican State, he was active in obtaining a Concordat with the German regime to preserve the Church's rights in Germany, even if this meant recognizing the Nazi racist regime. When he was elected Pope in 1939, he shelved a letter against racism and anti-Semitism that his predecessor had prepared. Even when reports about the murder of Jews reached the Vatican, the Pope did not protest either verbally or in writing. In December 1942, he abstained from signing the Allied declaration condemning the extermination of the Jews. When Jews were deported from Rome to Auschwitz, the Pope did not intervene. The Pope maintained his neutral position throughout the war, with the exception of appeals to the rulers of Hungary and Slovakia towards its end. His silence and the absence of guidelines obliged Churchmen throughout Europe to decide on their own how to react."

            The fact that Pius XI signed the Concordat does not mitigate the fact that Eugenio Pacelli as Vatican Secretary negotiated the agreement with Nazi Germany, nor the fact that Pacelli as pope minimized the atrocities the Nazis were committing and refused mention either the Nazis or Hitler or the Jews. He was a moral coward!

          • Indioviejo

            The Holocaust is recent History. There should be plenty of credible documents to prove or disprove Pius XII behavior during the War. Why are you depending on the Vatican to provide documentation? Lets see what everybody can come up with and publish them.

          • WildJew

            There is sufficient evidence available. There are lots of fine historians, scholars, historians that have examined this failed man's record. The evidence speaks for itself except to partisans and apologists.

          • Eyes_Open

            Because only the Vatican is making the claim that history has treated this pope incorrectly and with bias. There is a fair amount of evidence outside the Vatican, and it is what has shaped the history that we know, and the Vatican claims that it is all wrong but they refuse to provide any of their "hidden" documentation to back their version of the story. For this, they have been given a fair chance to provide proof, but they are so far insisting that people take them on their word that ever bit of evidence is wrong and they are right. This is not the way history is written, outside of the church.

        • H&R_ Barack

          Sarah, Your Roman Catholic doctrine does not save according to the Bible.

          Additionally the Bible does not save according to your church doctrine
          …..'For it is through Christ's Catholic Church ALONE, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained.'" — "There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one at all can be saved " ~ (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council).

          As such, your traditional Roman doctrine, and – The Word of God – are on a head-on collision!

          The lie is so obvious (to anyone who has read both) that no one has an excuse for being deceived by it.

          Paul's Letter to the Romans 1 & 2, tell us clearly that all mankind, through the witness of creation and conscience, recognize that the gospel is true.

          You, as a faithful Catholic will understandably find it impossible to admit that your Church was or is now mistaken;

          ……..~ because such an acknowledgement means that the whole structure of Roman Catholic infallibility falls like a house of cards.

          But I think that deep down you can feel the tension.

    • Lynn

      References in defenses of Pope Pius XII:

      See the New York Times editorials after the Pope's Christmas messages of 1941 and 1942 . Here is a quote from the 1942 editorial entitled "The Pope's Verdict" wherein the NY Times again praised Pius XII for his moral leadership: "No Christmas sermon reaches a larger congregation than the message Pope Pius XII addresses to a war-torn world at this season. This Christmas more than ever he is a lonely voice crying out of the silence of a continent. The Pulpit whence he speaks is more than ever like the Rock on which the Church was founded, a tiny island lashed and surrounded by a sea of war. In these circumstances, in any circumstances, indeed, no one would expect the Pope to speak as a political leader, or a war leader, or in any other role than that of a preacher ordained to stand above the battle, tied impartially, as he says, to all people and willing to collaborate in any new order which will bring a just peace."

      Please also see the websites of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), Catholic Answer and WDTPRS for detailed defenses of this pontiff. Just type Pius XII into the search bar at each website.

  • Natan Shlomo

    בייה

    If Islam and Christianity unite, Islam ceases Monotheistic status according to Judaism.

    Christianity is pluralistic and considered polytheistic because of the trinity.

    If The Muslim leadership is choosing. Islam is no longer protected.

    The Vatican is merely speeding up the time of a Jewish backlash and the banning and confiscation of Vatican holdings in Jerusalem. This will happen because Shas and United Torah Judaism along with The Settler parties are not at all tolerant of papal interference. The first two are Religious based and very influencial. The others are strong enough to join with them and make unpleasant laws.

    Beware the lion cub of Judah oh eagle of Rome. Lest it jump and catch you.

    For Judah is no longer a cub. Judah is a young and fiersome lion.

    And we are growling.

    • fiona

      Catholicism is NOT Christianity. They may claim to be but they are not. They are like every other 'Christian' cult and believe that they are the replacement Jews and God is finished with the actual Jews. To hate the Jews is demonic as we see by their partnership with the Muslims. They also believe that the only way to heaven is through the Catholic Church it is not it is through Jesus Christ alone.

    • Snorbak

      As stated by Fiona above, Catholicism is NOT Christianity contrary to popular belief. As I have stated elsewhere & been heavily criticized for, the Vatican is & always has been an enemy of Israel & an enemy of GOD.
      Thats not to say that all practicing Catholics are anti Israel, but the head of the Catholic Church ie; The Vatican, is. Grab a copy of the 2nd Vatican Council document for a clear understanding of their position regarding Israel.
      The Catholic Church teaches replacement theology whereby they, as opposed to Israel, are the new people of God, & Rome is the new "City of God & The Holy City", titles reserved for Jerusalem.
      Evangelical Christians, such as myself & Jew's, are the only 2 religious groups not welcome within the ecumenism desired of & to be controlled by the Vatican, all other religions are accepted with open arms.

    • WildJew

      Weren't Molech worshipers monotheists?

  • Ron

    Sometimes I wonder whether Mr. Meotti actually exists. His writings can easily be made by a computer collecting selectively sentences from writers of major intellectual stature and analytical abilities, such as Caroline Glick. It would be suitable indeed to make up a right-wing Italian, who are known for their submission to greater powers and with strong fascist tendencies, and a lack of analytical and critical abilities.

  • Yisrael

    Thank you very much for your article, Mr. Meotti.
    I wonder whether you could share the documents you were given access to in the Vatican Archives as well as the Vatican's inner workings to make the claims you are making. You would do humanity a big favor to make them public.

    Oh, you haven't actually seen them and you haven't actually had access to the Vatican? Oh, I see. So, what you are writing here is speculation and lies, and slandering, and simply….hate.

    • southwood

      Are you serious ? The Vatican covers up its archives. It has too. It has too much guilt on its hands. Meotti's research can be verified by the public domain; no need of archives.

      • Sarah

        like ALL (ALL!!!!!!) other states and institutions, the Vatican has a fixed time for when its archives are closed.

        All other states have also more or less bad things in their closets, that are inspectable once the archives are opened.
        The public domain is full of people like you and Meotti, who make arguments without knowing anything.

        • southwood

          Typical arrogance and ignorance from your type. I know plenty. Too much, in fact, for people like you who deny the truth even when it's clear to all open minded people.

    • Looking4Sanity

      You sound very proud of the secretive nature of your chosen cult. Well…consider this: No one ever hides the good things. It's always the dirt that gets swept under the rug.

  • Nadin

    Mr. Meotti is giving journalism a new moral face. Please don't read the attacks you receive in this forum, most the people simply envy your skill and ignore what you report

  • Martifr

    As the political winds blow against Israel, I, as aChristian,will stand with the Jewish people.

    • cynthia

      I am so with you on this Martifr… I was not born when Hitler did what he did to the Jewish people and I am so ashamed of the western world for waiting so long to intervene. It will never happen again because this time FATHER GOD HIMSELF will intervene and hide them away while HE destroys their enemies:)

  • Righteous

    Wow, zionist have perfected the art of propaganda. Didn't the Qur'an exonerate you from Christian claims of crucifying Jesus? Yet you hate Islam? You have perfected what Hitler did instead of being humble. Do you really think Palestinians are going to accept your apartheid? South Africa and Haiti did it, Palestinians will be next.

    • Lan Astaslem

      you mean the "invented" people? the palestinian swine can pick up their tents and korans and go anywhere they want – oh yeah, no arab countries want them.

      • Looking4Sanity

        Bwahaha! Tell it like it is, Lan! It feels good to poke these liars in the eye, doesn't it?!?

        • Lan Astaslem

          Lan Astaslem means, in arabic, I will not submit to islam

          • Looking4Sanity

            So, you are a khufar? Good for you!

    • Choi

      You're as "righteous" as SATAN, you Jew-Hating POS.

      • Righteous

        I love righteous people, those who love peace. I don't hate jews I just speak the truth and you don't like it. Hitler killed a lot of jews for what he called the right thing to…do you think he was right? What's the difference between you and Hitler? I don't advocate killing people on either side, but is it fair to Palestinians to suffer, because UK and US promised zionist a land that was not theirs, when they lived in Poland, Ukraine, etc…

    • Drakken

      We in the West in the end will side with Israel over you islamic savages, about time to push Gaza into the sea and be don with it.

      • Righteous

        Hitler said the same thing to Jews…So you are like Hitler. Do unto other what you wouldn't want for you right? Just in case you are wondering, I am a westerner and I side with peace and justice for all regardless of religion.

        • Drakken

          It will be us of the West over the muslims of the east, and I will make sure us in the west survive over the savages of the east. Useful idiots like you leftist who spout peace and justice like a typical progressive always will lick the boots of your oppressers like the muslims, the rest of us won't, it will come down too us over them.

    • poppakap

      You do have a flair for irony don't you so-called "Righteous?" Last time I checked, anti-semitism wasn't professed by the Savior as godly behavior, neither was bigotry.

      • righteous

        What would you do when you run out of your "Holocaust survivors"? The world is catching up with your lies.

        • Drakken

          Idiots like you wrongness always go to the slaughter actually believing that you can reason with pure unadultered evil and all cultures and people are equal, when they are clearly not, good luck with that for your going to need it when the Troubles begin.

      • https://www.facebook.com/Cynthia.Ford.Sigers Cynthia Ford

        correct on all counts dear poppakap

    • CYNTHIA

      Hello Mr. Righteous, is that what you call yourself? How are you made righteous? Through your own works? Have you ever told a lie, have you ever looked upon a woman that was not your wife and lusted after her? Have you ever stolen or coveted anything that belonged to someone else? Then how can you call yourself righteous? i am made righteous by the blood of Yeshua who BTW, was a Jew. He died for my sins and the sins of anyone who will call upon HIS name and follow HIM as their savior. It was NOT the Jewish people who caused the crucifixion of my LORD and savior Yeshua. it was the sins of the WHOLE WORLD THAT HELP HIM TO THAT CROSS! IT WAS THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD THAT PUT THE STRIPES ON HIM AND BY THOSE STRIPES, ALL HIS FOLLOWERS ARE HEALED . BECAUSE HE WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD, ALL HIS FOLLOWERS WILL ALSO BE RAISED FROM THE DEAD. BECAUSE HE RETURNED TO THE FATHER, ALL HIS FOLLOWERS WILL HAVE A MANSION IN HEAVEN IN THE FATHERS HOUSE …BECAUSE IN HIS FATHERS HOUSE THERE ARE MANY MANSIONS..THE HOLY SPIRIT INSPIRED EVERY WORD THAT WAS WRITTEN IN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES ..BY JEWISH MEN…THE OLD AND THE NEW TESTAMENTS…NO, NO JEW KILLED OUR YESHUA..THE WHOLE WORLD BROUGHT ABOUT HIS DEATH…GOD IN HEAVEN BROUGHT ABOUT HIS RESURRECTION :)..I LOVE MY JEWISH BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND WILL STAND BY YOU TILL THE END OF MY LIFE…

  • Bert

    Is the Vatican now regressing back to the bad old days of their animosity against the Jews? It may not look good if the Vatican revived their old accusation that the Jews killed and then rejected Jesus. This could be another indirect way to get at the Jews for their crime of not remaining cursed and in permanent exile. The rebirth of Israel, despite Vatican ideology, is a major theological challenge that may be too much for them to bear. Their embrace of Islam may end up with their being badly burnt but that may be a price they are gladly willing to pay.

    • southwood

      I despise the Vatican (see my comments above) but it is true that the Jews killed Jesus. The Bible makes that clear, see the book of Acts, for example. However Christians are still to love the Jews and pray for them.

    • Drakken

      The Vatican is in a very moral quandry about appeasing the muslims over defending the faithful, push is coming to shove and there soon will be no choice but to pick up the sword and the shield.

  • H&R_ Barack

    First, UNLIKE Biblical salvation, Roman Catholicism teaches that salvation is available only through the Catholic church. As the methods of Islam a few centuries later, Roman Catholicism was imposed upon the entire populace of Europe under the threat of torture and death. The Second Vatican Council explains:

    'For it is through Christ's Catholic Church ALONE, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained.'" — "There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one at all can be saved ~ (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council).

    The fate of Jerusalem has been inextricably intertwined with that of Rome. HOWEVER, that uneasy partnership was shattered with Jerusalem's destruction by Rome's legions in a.d.70, foretold both by Daniel (9:26) and Jesus (Mt 24:2).

    The WORD says that ….The Roman Empire must be revived, for one day its armies will belong to Daniel's "prince that shall come"–i.e., Antichrist–and will seek to destroy Jerusalem again."

    The One World Church against Israel will be lead by Rome. ~ Revelation 17:1-6,18

    • Yisrael

      "it is through Christ's Catholic Church ALONE,"
      Exactly. Which is the reason why Meotti's claim of a Vatican-Islam alliance is nonsense.

    • Looking4Sanity

      Precisely why the Establishment clause is in our First Amendment to the Constitution. It never ends well when Church and State open a joint bank account. The Catholic Church has a long and rich history of insinuating itself into various matters of State…threatening kings with excommunication if they didn't bow and scrape to their Pope. Once an extortionist…always an extortionist.

      Henry the Eighth knew how to deal with them.

      • H&R_ Barack

        In a related matter: There is an HUGE attempt to combine Christianity and Islam in a common worship service! – it fits Biblical prophecy.

        Whenever we, as biblical Christians, think that things couldn’t possibly become more preposterous in Christendom, we need to call to mind the Scriptures that tell us that the time will come when Christians will not endure sound doctrine, and many will corrupt the Word of God

        Chrislam? Christian Palestinianism??
        More on that topic: http://www.thebereancall.org/content/chrislam-chr

        Allah is a false god of man’s making as is the Roman pope!.

      • Éamonn Gavin

        Henry VIII started a new religion because he wanted to get a "divorce" and marry a younger model. And people actually went along with him and joined the new religion? Crazy world! I'm thinking of going over there and starting the Church of Yorkshire – they do better fish and chips in Yorkshire than here in Ireland. Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

        • Looking4Sanity

          Why not? The Muslims made up an entire religion out of whole cloth and have over a billion followers

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: Exposing the Vatican-Islam Alliance

    This has been building for many years. Here is a photo of the Pope at the end of an audience with Patriarch Raphael I of Iraq where "the Pope bowed to the Muslim holy book the Qu'ran presented to him by the delegation and kissed it as a sign of respect".

    The Pope Kissing The Qu'ran – http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/popekiss.html

    "I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great [...]…With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication….I saw a woman…And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT….[She was] drunken with the blood of the saints, and…of the martyrs of Jesus….[She] is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth [and is built on] seven hills [i.e., Rome].
    ~ Revelation 17:1-6,18

    • Man

      the pope kissed a lot of things, including airport tarmac.

      • H&R_ Barack

        Replying to Man's post: ~ I posit that……..

        ~ According to Ratzinger's Aberrant Soteriology – he shall also kiss his sweet fanny g'bye in the next life..

        Why?

        Because. Salvation is based solely on faith in Jesus Christ. Nothing else.

        Salvation (regeneration) is not through some ceremonial water baptism. Dunk, splash OR sprinkled!

        Salvation (regeneration) is not parcelled out by a church's rule book.

        Nearly 200 references to faith or belief are stated as the single condition by which we are saved. That faith is placed in Christ as ones substitution for and Savior from sin's penalty.

        John: 3:16
        "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

        • Éamonn Gavin

          So, "H&R", so long as one "has faith in Jesus Christ", one shall be saved. Nothing else? Just "faith in Jesus"? Well, that's exactly what you said. Does this mean that so long as I have faith in Jesus, I can do as I please, kill, maim, fornicate, steal, etc., and I will still be saved? I thought perhaps that possibly living as He would wish us to live might have something to do with it. No? Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

          • Tale-of-the-Donkey

            Replying to Éamonn Gavin………

            Rome’s gospel is a process of attaining salvation by works .

            It begins with the Sacrament of Baptism, which starts a person (the overwhelming majority are infants) on a course to heaven. Throughout the process, the individual must stay the Church’s course by remaining in their state of sanctifying grace .

            Catholicism offers a multitude of Sacraments, sacramentals, and works that it claims will enable a person to do just that. At death, a Catholic must be in the state of sanctifying grace in order to enter Purgatory, an alleged place of purifying fires where the last vestiges of sin are said to be removed before one can enter heaven.

            Here is my personal story—
            Roman Catholics: The Neighborhood Mission Field http://www.thebereancall.org/content/roman-cathol

            On topic & just to annoy you –
            The Church of Rome and the World Council of Churches now declare themselves to be 'trusted partners'. http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=rome

            Pope Ratzinger brings with him three great disadvantages, ~ unlike his predecessor, he comes from the Vatican bureaucracy not from the stage. http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=ratz

            Tragically, your belief in an Arninian Jesus of Irish Roman Catholicism, and your Marxist Irish chip, will save no one…..including YOU.

    • alex

      Shouldnt it be 7 mountains? Did you know that oil reigns over the kings of the earth today? Did you know that Mecca is surrounded by 7 mountains? Could the little horn of Daniel be Islam? If the claims of Cardinal Bea are correct, that Catholic Roman Empire created Islam? It shows in the history, where every Roman Catholic Church was not touched by Muslims but the True Christian churches were levelled to the ground. In Jerusalem there was a huge complex with church and medical and other things. This was destroyed and the stones were used to build the Dome of the Rock which isnt even a mosque. A mosque must be built with the entrance on the opposite side of Mecca, so when you enter you immediately face Mecca. This is not the design of The Dome of the Rock. The entire harlot system against Christ from Rome to the 7 mountains of Mecca, will be destroyed. Do you also know that New York is surrounded by 7 hills? This is not a coincidence. Its all connected and all built there because of the antichrist system and their designs. Islam and the Vatican have a lot of dirt on each other, which can destroy each others false religion. I am against every doctrine that originated from the Catholic Religion. This is a no brainer that the trinity was invented by the Catholic Pope, which started out as a duality of GOD and the Holy Spirit was added 50 years or so later. By their fruits you will know them and they are the weeds amongst the wheat whole will change the laws (as in plural) and the times. This means more than one law will be changed by the Catholic Pope. One being the Sabbath to Sunday and the other was that GOD ALMIGHTY IS ONE GOD. Its in Revelation about the laws and times those who will be dressed in scarlet etc. The FATHER is greater than I said Yehushua. They even changed His name so that the evil ones can easily confess that He is Lord and Savior. Jesus or Iesous has Zeus in that name. Even Islam who claims that allah is GOD didnt even get His name correct. Isa sounds more like Esau. Yehushua means Joshua in english. Arabic has Joshua in its language so why didnt they use the correct name? They were created by the Catholic Pope to seize Jerusalem. Muhammad was assassinated which is now coming out by many muslims. Every leader was assassinated for control. I believe that Muhammad was going to honor his agreement with the Pope, but Abu Bakr did not like it. Right before Muhammad died, he asked why Bakr wasnt leading prayer. He didnt even know that he was away somewhere. It is believed that Aisha, his wife who was married at 9 years old was the one who poisoned him. Islam was made to go against Yehushua and His death and it was not to be similar to the Catholics and their trinity. They must be opposite them and have some truth in it but be unbelievable since they did not believe in His death but did believe in One GOD. This ensured that people would not fully accept Islam since the whole Bible has prophecy about Yehushua coming and dying. These religions must be against the True Way that Yehushua taught but have some truth in it since the First Christians made their mark on the world with their actions and their writings. Why would Yehushua warn us that there would be weeds growing with the true believers right after His death? So beware of anything that was born out of the Catholic Church and her pope. I share this with you so you can think about it since GOD has spoken to my heart to write it to you. Share it with others.

  • Debra

    I wonder how the pope can even sleep at night … smh …

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Hanging by his toes from the ceiling with his arms crossed?……………………William

    • truth prevails

      He sleeps well, It's about time someone spoke out.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    It is a very troubling article and if true would further the power of evil taking over the Middle East
    and create greater threats to Christians and Jews. No righteous person should have concourse
    with terrorist States and Isamist villians. I hope that the religious sites of Israel will be protected
    and also to hear from the Organization of Christians and Jews for their take and would be
    trusting of the Israeli Government for clarity. This article must have many a Catholic groaning
    in pain at the claimed sellout of Israel and if true it will cause a waking up and parting of
    ways of many a Christian with the Catholic Church…………………………William

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Trolls about, more and more……………………….Wlliam

      • WilliamJamesWard

        And another troll strikes, LOL…………….reply and speak out troll……………William

  • Brian Donegal

    Pius XII’s so-called silence is a myth propagated by leftist ideologues ever since a left leaning playwright introduced this bullcrap in his play.

    • Yisrael

      Indeed. And has been rebutted by Yad Vashem researchers.

  • Marty

    The catholic cult has been relentlessly destroying Jewish communities for over 1700 years. The vatican hates Jews so much that it has even found islam to be a useful ally and inspiration. The Holocaust was the culmination of centuries of catholic genocidal anti-semitism (see the studies by Goldenhagen and also by Cromwell – Hitler's Pope). Even that insufficient. Since 1948 the vatican has been unable to accept the re-establishment of a Jewish state and a thriving democracy at that. Were it not for the catholic and islamic Jew haters, there would be 200 million Jews alive today instead of 13 million.

  • H&R_ Barack

    It's the J-o-o-o-o-os! – (tell me there is not a spiritual war!)

    The Pope Kissing The Qu'ran – http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/popekiss.html

    The Bible says that ….The Roman Empire must be revived, for one day its armies will belong to Daniel's "prince that shall come"–i.e., Antichrist–and will seek to destroy Jerusalem again."

    The One World Church against Israel will be lead by Rome. ~ Revelation 17:1-6,18

    Moreover, the term "Palestine" came from the name that the conquering Roman Empire gave the ancient Land of Israel in an attempt to obliterate and de-legitimize the Jewish presence in the Holy Land!

    The name "Palestine" was invented in the year 135 AD (C.E.).

    Before that, it was known as Judea, which was the southern kingdom of ancient Israel.

    • Bergam

      Stop drinking zionist cool-aid, unless you are a zionist yourself. The Bible and the Torah has been tempered with by men, so stop quoting it.

      • H&R_ Barack

        Bergam,

        ~ Israel first became a nation in 1312 B.C., two thousand years before the rise of Islam!

        In 70 A.D. (nearly 2000 years ago), it was the Roman Empire that marched through ancient Israel and destroyed their SECOND Jewish Temple, slaughtering or driving out much of its Jewish population.

        Many Jews left on their own because conditions for life were made unbearable in many respects… yet thousands upon thousands stayed and rebelled on for centuries in order to once again rebuild a Jewish Nation in this Holy Land.

        FYI: I am a rabidly Pro-Israel, Biblical follower of Christ Jesus. – Deal with it, unregistered troll!

  • bjr118

    It is estimated that Pius XII saved about 800,000 Jews during WWII. He hid them in the Vatican, convents, monasteries, and other places as well. So much for the lie he did nothing. There is so much bad information about Pius XII it is truly shameful.

    • Choi

      BS,BS,BS,BS,BS,BS,!!!!!!!!!!
      LIAR!
      The Vatican "SAVED" NAZI WAR CRIMINALS,and helped them get to South America and the Arab World.
      Among them was ADOLF EICHMANN,the Chief Operating Officer of the Holocaust.
      Research the" RAT LINE" and the NAZI AUSTRIAN in the Vatican ,ALOIS HUDAL.

      • bjr118

        Your insane with hatred, seek help.

  • WildJew

    I am not a Christian, though I have read the NT. Here is a something the Vatican / Pope Benedict XVI might wish to keep in mind. It comes from the Christian Bible, from the first book in the gospels:

    "Many will say to Me on that day, ‘lord, lord, did we not prophesy in your name….and in Your name perform many miracles?’ etc., “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; Depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      You may want to google Pope Pius xii saving Jews. It is all a very long story and this forum is
      to small to do justice to the subject. John 3:16 is what I believe in and do not remember being
      enlightened to it in twelve years of Catholic Schools where I met many wonderful people
      who were not antisemetic. The times change as do people but evil stays with us and must
      be fought by each generation, pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Remember that there are
      66 Books of the Bible, 64 authors are Jews and most Christians believe every word of it
      and I wonder how that can lead to antisemetism. Not knowing everything I try to keep and
      open mind and give reasonable doubt to news but not to Scripture, there I see truth.
      Regards……………………………William

      • H&R_ Barack

        JWJ Your Roman Catholic doctrine does not save according to the Bible.

        Additionally the Bible does not save according to your church's doctrine.

        …..'For it is through Christ's Catholic Church ALONE, which is the universal help toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained.'" — "There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one at all can be saved " ~ (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council).

        As such, your traditional Roman doctrine, – and – The Word of God – are on a head-on collision!

        The lie is so obvious (to anyone who has read both) that no one has an excuse for being deceived by it.

        Paul's Letter to the Romans 1 & 2, tell us clearly that all mankind, through the witness of creation and conscience, recognize that the gospel is true.

        You, as a faithful Catholic will understandably find it impossible to admit that your Church was or is now mistaken;

        ……..~ because such an acknowledgement means that the whole structure of Roman Catholic infallibility falls like a house of cards.

        • WilliamJamesWard

          How nice of you to have so much to say but it would be nicer of you to actually read all that
          I wrote and please explain to me where I am in tune with Catholic Doctrine, I did not say
          anything supporting any doctrine. Try to temper your outbursts with a little humility and
          if you want to know what I believe just ask or attend a Conservative Baptist Church where
          the Word of God is preached as I do…………………………………………….William

          • H&R_ Barack

            WJW, Your – "12 years in Roman Catholic school" comment reigned in my response.
            Salvation is based solely on faith in Jesus Christ. Nothing else.

            Nearly 200 references to faith or belief are stated as the single condition by which we are saved. That faith is placed in Christ as ones substitution for and Savior from sin's penalty.

            John: 3:16
            "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

            The Apostle Paul makes a prophetic exhortation, and speaks of a time when those who profess to be Christians will not "endure sound doctrine."

            Consider 2 Timothy:4:3-5 [3] For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
            [4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

            May I sincerely express my regrets if I mistook any of your comments on this thread to uphold RCC.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            You're witness is good and I deplore the false teaching and falling away from the
            Gospel of Jesus Christ. Apostates abound and yes the end of the age is here, we
            seem to be quickly approaching the times of Jacob's troubles. …………….William

        • H&R_ Barack

          In a related matter: There is an HUGE attempt to combine Christianity and Islam in a common worship service! – it fits Biblical prophecy.

          Whenever we, as biblical Christians, think that things couldn’t possibly become more preposterous in Christendom, we need to call to mind the Scriptures that tell us that the time will come when Christians will not endure sound doctrine, and many will corrupt the Word of God

          Chrislam? Christian Palestinianism??
          More on that topic: http://www.thebereancall.org/content/chrislam-chr

          Allah is a false god of man’s making as is the pope!.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            Thank you, I have signed up………….William

    • Bergam

      You have spoken the truth

  • mrbean

    In the Muslim states, ethnic cleansing of Christians that is being done in monumental proportions makes it clear why the Vatican’s submission to political Islam, along with its religious anti-Israel stance, will be remembered as one of the greatest moral failings of the 21st Century. The US Commission on Religious Freedom recently recommended that Egypt be placed on a list of the “worst of the worst” countries for persecution of Christians. The State of Israel has also become easily expendable in the Vatican's new pro-Islam policy.

  • Questions

    Should any of this be surprising? Since when has the Catholic Church watched the backs of Israel? The only people the Jews can count on in the pinch is themselves. That is political realism. That is why Israel exists. There are no "natural alliances" anywhere in this world. There are only interests. The Vatican is following its interests. Its leaders believe Muslims, being more numerous and powerful, can better serve the Church as an institution than Jews can. The Vatican is wrong. But explaining that to them would be fruitless.

  • Choi

    The Vatican "SAVED" NAZI WAR CRIMINALS,and helped them get to South America and the Arab World.
    Among them was ADOLF EICHMANN,the Chief Operating Officer of the Holocaust.
    Research the" RAT LINE" and the NAZI AUSTRIAN in the Vatican ,ALOIS HUDAL

  • Schlomotion

    Mr. Meotti is reviving the old anti-Christian, anti-Catholicism within Zionism. Anti-Christianity is on the rise in the Jewish community as they become more determined to take the last few scraps of Palestine. This article seethes with hatred. Using stale outrage about WWII as a basis for his bile, the author tries to connect Holocaust complicity to a massive anti-Catholic conspiracy theory that the Catholic Church just submitted to Islam. I want to stress the importance of Mr. Meotti's attempt here. If a Christian calls a Jew a "Christ-Killer" it is very bad. Mr. Meotti has just accused the Pope of being a "Jew-Killer." This is the most vile form of religious hatred next to actually fighting and killing one another over holy sites and relics. It is disdainful behavior.

  • http://frontpage.com richard sherman

    Pius XII entered into The Concordat with Hitler which took the German Catholics out of the 1933 election and guaranteed Hitler's victory. Nothing changes…

  • Ray Olson

    Here's a book posters to this particular stream should consult:

    The Defamation of Pius XII. By Ralph McInerny. 2001. My review of it [Booklist, January 1, 2001] concludes, "Unless the events and statements he [i.e., McInerny] cites really didn’t happen and weren’t written, the memory of Pius XII deserves an apology."

    • http://frontpage richard sherman

      He joined the Hitler Youth. He did not join the White Rose. The choice was his. No apology is warrented.

  • http://frontpage.com richard sherman

    This Pope was a member of the Hitler Youth. He could have joined the White Rose if he gave a damn about the Jews. He hasn't. Hanged.

    • John Magee

      The White Rose movement was organized by a handful of anti Protestant and Catholic anti Nazi German students. the group was organized by the Scholl brother and sister hans and Sophie and others and at the University if Munich in 1942. The small movement was ended in 1943 when the Scoll's were caught distributing anti Nazi leaflets at their University in Munich and executed in february 1943 . How could Pope Benedict XVI, who was born in 1927, have joined the White Rose Movement at a university when he was only 15 in 1942 and living in a small village with his parents in rural Bavaria?

    • Éamonn Gavin

      Pope Benedict was a member of Hitler You when he was approximately 16 years of age. Everybody was a "member". Pope Benedict didn't go to meetings, and disliked it intensely. He left within a very short time. Do you have no values which might enable you to have some sympathy and empathy for a 16 year old caught up in his circumstances of the time? Are you going to "hang" somebody for something that he did as a SIXTEEN year old? I'm sure you are totally perfect yourself. With your sense of charity, however, I would rather better fancy Pope Benedict's chances of making Heaven! God Bless You, kind sir! Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Jill

    I know that Pope Pius saved over 800,000 Jews during WWII, and that he despised Hitler, but something about being the leader of the Church founded by Christ, which tries to present a face of love to all, prevented him from outright condemnation of the Holocaust. This may be Pope Benedict's motivation in seeming to pander to the Muslims. Also possible it that the Church's attitude towards the "Palestinians" is simply diplomacy in the face of possible annihilation of Christian communities in the Middle East.

  • Jill

    However, I also worry that there seems to be a concept of "replacement theology" by the Catholic Church, which considers us Christians as "the new Jews" due to the New Covenant. I found it appalling that when a synod on the Middle East was held in Rome last year or the year before the Maronite Catholic chairman made it clear that the Jews should NOT be in complete control of Jerusalem. I wish I could turn the Church around. There is nothing good about Islam. It is a Satanic cult and an ancient and absolute enemy of Christianity. I believe the Jews are the Chosen People of God and we Christians were the first to recognize his Messiah. God is working to bring us together now against our common enemy. He does not and never will renege on his promises to His people. I pray the Church will not desert the Jews.

  • Linda Rivera

    Despicable UNESCO REWARDS the FILTHY, Islamic invasion of the Church of Nativity when Muslims TORE up BIBLES for TOILET PAPER. The Muslims showed what they thought about the Holy One and GOD's eternal Laws given to His Hebrew servant, Moses.

    How dare UNESCO or anyone else give PLO/PA authority over the church or any OTHER non-Muslim holy site or ANY area in Biblical Judea and Samaria? Muslims are infamous in many countries for destroying the most cherished holy sites of other religions.

    The vicious Muslim attacks on beloved Joseph's Tomb. The Muslim vandalism and massive Muslim destruction of unique and precious Jewish Temple remains on the Temple Mount. Remove the Muslim Waqf from the Jewish Temple Mount immediately!

    STOP Islam STEALING the holy places and JEWISH LAND!

  • Linda Rivera

    UNESCO SPITS in the face of EVERY JEW and CHRISTIAN on earth!

    Lies and deception are very important in Islam. Huge slave trader, Mohammad,
    founder of Islam, who broke G-D's Law and murdered/beheaded seven
    hundred Jewish men, declared: WAR IS DECEPTION.

    The Land belongs to GOD and Jews! NOT Muslims and Islam's god! UNESCO cooperates fully with the wicked LIES of PLO/PA Muslim terrorist organization! Throughout history, and as the Bible also records, Bethlehem is in JUDEA, ISRAEL!

  • Linda Rivera

    The city of Bethlehem is BIBLICAL, not Islamic! Stop Islam altering history!
    Stop Islam ANNIHILATING TRUTH!

    Bethlehem is located 3mi (5km) south of Jerusalem. Biblical Bethlehem is very special to both Jews and Christians. Bethlehem is the birthplace of Jesus and burial place of matriarch Rachel, Jacob's wife and the birthplace and hometown of Israel’s most famous king—King David. Who would be so wicked as to commit such a great sin against G-D by giving Bethlehem and other areas in Biblical Judea and Samaria to PLO/PA Muslims?

    STOP the IMMORAL SURRENDERS to GLOBAL JIHAD!

  • Linda Rivera

    The DIRTY LIES of Islam:
    http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=487
    Rewriting the history of the Land
    of Israel in order to deny Israel’s right to exist is central to Palestinian Authority (PA) policy.

    Long before it started the PA Terror Campaign (the “Intifada,” 2000-2005), the PA was fighting a history war – erasing Jewish history and replacing it with a fabricated Palestinian
    history. This rewriting has two central goals:

    1- Erase the Jewish nation’s 3,000 year history in the Land of Israel;

    2- Invent ancient Palestinian, Muslim and Arab histories in the land.

    PA leaders repeatedly define Jesus as a Palestinian who preached
    Islam, thus denying not only Jewish history, but also the history and
    legitimacy of Christianity. http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=487

    END the MUSLIM OCCUPATION of ISRAEL !

  • Linda Rivera

    END the MUSLIM OCCUPATION of ISRAEL !

    Against their will, Arab Christians were placed under CRUEL occupation of PLO/PA. Bethlehem was a majority Christian city. It is now majority Muslim. Most of the Christians were driven out by severe and relentless Muslim persecution. Some of the Christians had their land and homes stolen by Muslims.

    Making the Nativity Church: a 1st World Heritage Site under FAKE 'Palestine' WICKEDLY REWARDS the cruel Muslim persecution of Christians.

    Not one more tax dollar to UN!
    Not one more tax dollar to PLO/PA Muslim terrorist Occupation Forces!

  • dougjmiller

    There is no place in the Arab/ Moslem dominated countries where Christians are safe. In the entire Middle East the only place where Christians are safe and where Christianity is flourishing is in Israel. So either the Vatican is in deep denial or they are trying to appease Islamic terrorists and pander to Islamic supremists. Either way it's not working. Christians are being systematically killed and ethnically cleansed from every Arab/ Moslem controlled corner of the Middle East. I hope and pray that the Vatican wakes up before there is a Christian Holocaust perpetrated by the Moslems.

  • RonL

    Pope Pius XII was hardly silent during the Holocaust. The Catholic Church saved hundreds of thousands of Jews, while the British and Americans returned them to the Nazis.
    The Vatican's concern is the millions of Catholics living as dhimmi and virtual hostages in Muslim countries. The former Christian nations of the west will not help, so appeasement is the only solution.

  • Ghostwriter

    I think the Catholic Church are fools if they think the Islamists will do ANYTHING for them. They'll continue to demand more and more from them until they're bled dry. That's what'll happen. They'll find out too late that they've been lied to.

  • amused

    LOL….religionists of the world unite !! then get the hell off the planet .

  • steiner

    The Roman Catholic Church is no different than the Islamists in the violence and torture it has perpetrated from its very beginning and throughout the years.

    As a Christian and a child living among Roman Catholics in southern Italy, I was distinctly referred to as an "animal" short of humanity because I had not been baptized when a baby.

    My great grandparents were not given burial in the church's cemetery because they had not identified themselves as Roman Catholics. They lined up the street and cast rocks at the people walking after the funeral procession…led by the priest of the area.

    In earlier days, not only did they tax villages, but also forced newly married women to spend their first night with the priests. (In our area, this custom came to an end when 2 brothers (and i believe they were distant relatives) decided to dress themselves up as women, enter their abode and cut their throats…

    Ultimately, it was the Americans that broke their hold on Italian society after the second world war, otherwise Roman Catholicism would have continued to terrorize its minorities…

  • Moishe Pupick

    Th., 07/05/12 common era

    Well, well, well! It sounds like an avoda zara fest to this Yid. Pope Benedict will regret this evil alliance with Islam. Read Psalm 83. It ain't over yet. . . .

  • cynthia curran

    Well, the roman catholic churches have some of the eastern Churches that are orthodox that are in unity with them. These churches side with the Moslems over the Jews since they think the Muslims were better. Also a comment from an Eastern Orthodox gives some insight with why the Eastern Churches are not fond of Jews, during the Perisian Wars the Jews favored the Perisans over the Byzantines since the Byzantines restrict them they could not celebrate passover before Easter or read the Old Testment in Hebrew and so forth. Also, during the reigns of Justinian and Justin the second their was a rebellion by the Samartians which caused the deaths of thousands of Samartians and enslavement and some Jews. Also, the Jews took control of the country of Yemen in the early 6th century and killed a lot of christians. This is part of the historical reasons why the Eastern Churches which some are alliance with Rome prefer the Muslims over the Jews.

  • FPF

    God promises to bless Israel. Vatican, along with Islam and the leftists bless PLO. In the end, we already know who comes out well and blessed.

  • Lynn

    I recommend this National Review article, written by a former KGB official, who describes how Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB smeared the well-respected Pius XII through the writings of Rolf Hochhuth: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/219739/mos

    • Daniel

      Lynn,
      the Soviets are an old story, there are lots of essays and researches on the silence of Pius XII: Daniel Goldhagen, Raul Hilberg…
      In a landmark 1950 article for Commentary, historian Leon Poliakov wrote: “It is painful to have to state that at the time when gas chambers and crematoria were operating day and night, the high spiritual authority did not find it necessary to make a clear and solemn protest that would have echoed through the world”.
      Go to a library and read, please

      • Lynn

        I did. Leon Poliakov, in that same article, exonerated and praised Pius XII. I found that Daniel Goldhagen "tailors facts to suit his arguments." Reading further, I discovered that Golda Meir, the New York Times twice, both the Chief Rabbis of Rome and Jerusalem, and many others praised Pius XII for speaking out. I recommend that you check out the Catholic Answers, EWTN and WDTPRS websites for the information on Pius XII there that sets the record straight.

        • Éamonn Gavin

          Well said, Lynn. There are far too many who are only too willing to knock Christianity/the Catholic Church, reading just enough to obtain what they consider to be some ammunition and then firing gratuitously from the hip. These same people then ignore any factual responses that show their assertions to be false. If one doesn't listen, one never learns anything. Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Lynn

    Two Italian newspaper editors-in-chief on Oct. 15, 2008 at http://www.Catholicculture.org: "French scholar and Holocaust survivor Leon Poliakov suggested that the Vatican during the Holocaust retreated to its "medieval tradition" of protecting Jews from state persecution. "There is no doubt that secret instructions went out from the Vatican urging the national churches to intervene in favor of the Jews by every possible means," Poliakov wrote…. Poliakov conceded the argument that "public protests would have brought no help to the victims, and might have produced contrary effects." He cited the tragic case of Holland where the protests against the deportations of Jews by the Dutch Catholic bishops in 1942 led to the arrest of Catholic Jews, who were previously spared for deportation by the Nazis….

    When Pius XII died, many Jewish organizations recalled his wartime efforts to rescue Jews. Golda Meir, Israel's Foreign Minister, said, "When fearful martyrdom came to our people in the decade of Nazi terror, the voice of the Pope was raised for the victims. The life of our times was enriched by a voice speaking out on the great moral truths…."

  • Amused

    Oh the religionists ….you are indeed amusing . LOL….most of the prominent Founding Fathers were Free Masons . As for "christians " which include about 2000 varying sects , only those who believe the Everlasting Gospel are truly "christian " .

  • Éamonn Gavin

    An Irish Catholic, I am a VERY strong supporter of Israel. However, having read this Giulio Meotti article and various posts supportive of him, I am now wondering if some of the Jewish people have only themselves to blame for some people disliking them. Mr. Meottis's article is nothing more than an unqualified anti-Catholic rant, and the supporting views appear to be in the same vein. How sad, when it is Islam that is our common enemy. Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Paddy Monaghan

    Dear Friends
    As a Catholic Christian I am concerned about the infomation In Giulio's article. I am not sure if things are as he stated in all instances as he didnt give the souces for his information. I could also pick 8 quotes which show tha RC has made a major journey in standing against Replacement theology and affirming that the return of hte Jews to Israel is in line with Biblical prophecy. eg One very prominent Cardinal affirmed in Jerusalem that "all Christians should affirm Zionism as a biblical imperative for the Jewish people." Even the leading Catholic theologian and Pope Benedict's preacher affirmed that "We share with the Jews the Biblical certainty that God gave them the country of Canaan forever" See 8 qhotes and sources below.
    If the Palestinian leaders read these quotes they may conclude there is a Vatican Israel Alliance. I wish they would. As a Catholic Christian I pray for the peace of Jerusalem and wisdom for Benjamin Netanyhu in dealing with the many threats to Israel

    1.RC affirms the permanent validity of the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) as source of Divine Revelation: “The Old Testament is an indispensable part of Sacred Scripture. Its books are divinely inspired and retain a permanent value, for the Old Covenant has never been revoked”. (Catechism of Catholic Church 121). “Christians venerate the Old Testament as true Word of God. The Church has always vigorously opposed the idea of rejecting the Old Testament under the pretext that the New has rendered it void” (Marcionism). (CCC 123) This means that the promises and end-time prophecies to Israel in the Old Testament, many of which have never been fulfilled, cannot be easily dismissed.
    2.The magisterial documents of the Church, following St. Paul, confirm that even after the Incarnation, Israel and the Jewish people somehow remain the root and sustenance of the Church. The Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate, echoing chapter 11 of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, declares that the Church "draws sustenance from the root of that well-cultivated olive tree [Israel] onto which have been grafted the wild shoots, the Gentiles." Paul's warning to the Gentile Church in the illustration of the olive tree (Rom. 11:17-24) is remarkably prophetic: Though natural branches (Jews) were broken off the tree of Israel because of their unbelief, and wild branches (Gentiles) were grafted in their place, he warns the Gentiles not to become proud or arrogant towards their roots, lest they too be cut off: Do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you (Rom 11:18).
    3. Nostra Aetate: For the first time in the history of the Catholic Church, the declaration Nostra Aetate (promulgated at the Second Vatican Council in 1965) laid a positive foundation for a theology of Israel and of the Jewish people. This document affirmed:
    •the spiritual bond between Christians and the Jewish people.
    •that the Church received the Old Testament from the people of Israel.
    •that the Church “draws sustenance from the root of that well-cultivated olive tree (Israel) onto which have been grafted the wild shoots, the Gentiles” (Rom 11:17-24).
    •that Jesus the Messiah has by his cross “reconciled Jews and Gentiles, making both one in himself” (Eph 2:14-16).
    •that to the Jewish people belong “the sonship and the glory and the covenants and the law and the worship and the promises; theirs are the fathers and from them is the Messiah according to the flesh" (Rom. 9:4-5).
    •that the apostles and most of the early disciples were Jews.
    •that “God holds the Jews most dear for the sake of their Fathers” and “does not repent of his gifts and his calling to them” (Rom 11:28-29).
    •that Jews and Christians will one day worship and serve the Lord together with one voice.
    •the importance of mutual respect and understanding as the fruit of common study and dialogue.
    •that what happened in Jesus’ passion cannot be charged against all the Jews, without distinction, then alive, nor against the Jews of today.”
    •that consequently, “the Jews should not be presented as rejected or accursed by God, as if this followed from the Holy Scriptures;” and so the Church “decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone.”
    •that it remains “the burden of the Church's preaching to proclaim the cross of Christ as the sign of God's all-embracing love and as the fountain from which every grace flows.”

    • Éamonn Gavin

      Excellent and most comprehensive support – Thank You, Paddy. I think that sorts that out! Éamonn, Dublin, Ireland.

      • Éamonn Gavin

        Apologies – I meant "report" where I typed "support". Éamonn.

  • Paddy Monaghan

    Pts 4-6
    4.Anti-Zionism as a form of antisemitism. A statement expressing “total rejection of anti Semitism in all its forms, including anti-Zionism as a more recent manifestation of anti Semitism," was released Thursday at the end of the 18th International Liaison Committee meeting between Jewish and Catholic intellectuals and religious leaders in Buenos Aires. 13th July 2004
    5.CARDINAL WALTER KASPER: Anti-semitism: A wound to be healed “The corpus of the Sacred Scriptures – the Jewish ones of the TaNaKH (Torah, Nevi'im and the Ketuvim), which in the Christian canon came to be known as the Old Testament, as well as those of the New Testament – agrees in witnessing that God did not abandon his Covenant with the Hebrew people of the 12 tribes of Israel…. Consequently, the Church does not replace Israel, but is grafted onto it, according to the Pauline doctrine, through adherence to Jesus Christ, and this link forms a spiritual bond that is radical, unique and insuppressible for Christians. Although the contrasting concept – of an Israel once pre-chosen but later rejected by God for ever and now replaced by the Church – may have had widespread dissemination for almost 20 centuries, it does not in reality represent a truth of the faith, as can be seen both in the ancient Creeds of the early Church and in the teaching of the most important Councils, especially the Second Vatican Council (Lumen Gentium, n. 16; Dei Verbum, nn. 14-16; Nostra Aetate, n. 4)…. The most recent document published by the Pontifical Biblical Commission on The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible (2001), after recognizing the "surprising strength of the spiritual bonds that united the Church of Christ to the Jewish people" (n. 85), concludes by noting that "in the past, the break between the Jewish people and the Church might at times have seemed complete in certain periods and in certain places. In the light of the Scriptures, this should never have happened, because a complete break between the Church and the Synagogue is in contradiction to Sacred Scripture" . CARDINAL WALTER KASPER (2003), COMMISSION FOR RELIGIOUS RELATIONS WITH THE JEWS
    6. Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Exhortation on JESUS CHRIST ALIVE IN HIS CHURCH 28th June, 2003
    “Christian/Jewish Roots & Dialogue: As was already clear from the First Special Assembly for Europe of the Synod of Bishops, and was reaffirmed in the latest Synod, there is need for acknowledgment of the common roots linking Christianity and the Jewish people, who are called by God to a covenant which remains irrevocable (cf. Rom 11:29) and has attained definitive fullness in Christ. Consequently it is necessary to encourage dialogue with Judaism, knowing that it is fundamentally important for the self-knowledge of Christians and for the transcending of divisions between the Churches, and to work for the flowering of a new springtime in mutual relations. This demands that each ecclesial community engage, to the extent that circumstances permit, in dialogue and cooperation with believers of the Jewish religion. This engagement also implies that “acknowledgment be given to any part which the children of the Church have had in the growth and spread of antisemitism in history; forgiveness must be sought for this from God, and every effort must be made to favour encounters of reconciliation and of friendship with the sons of Israel”. (56) It will likewise be appropriate to mention the many Christians who, sometimes at the cost of their lives, helped and saved, especially in times of persecution, these their “elder brethren”. (56)”

  • Paddy Monaghan

    Pts 7-8
    7.Catholic Theologian Fr Raniero Cantalamessa: God gave them the land forever:
    “Together with this responsibility, there is another that concerns the present situation of Israel as a people and a state. Human and political judgements can be made on their present situation, as can judgements of theology and faith. There is a whole area of different opinions here. The unresolved problem of the Palestinians makes these political judgements more of a condemnation of Israel than of approval. But, as I have already mentioned, Christians cannot stop at these political or diplomatic judgements. There is a theological dimension to the problem, which only the Church can feel. We share with the Jews the Biblical certainty that God gave them the country of Canaan forever (Genesis 17:8, Isaiah 43:5, Jeremiah 32:22, Ezekiel 36:24, Amos 9:14). We know that the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). Catholic Theologian Fr Raniero Cantalamessa and Preacher to Papal Household
    8.Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, Apr 2005 Christians should rejoice in Jews' return to Israel as a fulfillment of biblical prophecy
    (Washington Post, Mar. 31 2005) Jerusalem, Israel — Archbishop of Vienna Cardinal Schoenborn made the remarks in an address at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Post reported. Schoenborn said it was doctrinally important for Christians to recognize Jews' connection to the "Holy Land". He also said Pope John Paul II had himself declared the biblical commandment for Jews to live in Israel an everlasting covenant that remained valid today.
    When a Palestinian priest asked Schoenborn if the creation of the modern state of Israel was not an expression of Europe's guilt over the Holocaust, the cardinal said it was not. He said that all Christians should affirm Zionism as a biblical imperative for the Jewish people.
    "Only once in human history did God take a country as an inheritance and give it to His chosen people," Schoenborn said… Christians, Schoenborn said, should rejoice in the return of Jews to the Holy Land as the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

  • Ain't No Dhimmi

    September 9, 2009, Tipping point of the war, Mayan Calendar.
    September 25, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama, led 50,000 Mulsim men in Prayer on the Mall in Washington, DC.
    This Freemasonic Rite was a "surrender to Islam" as they prayed "For the Soul of America."
    That is why Obamacare was initiated as a Dhimmi Tax. Muslims will be exempt. That is why we are giving Billions of our tax payer dollars to Afganistan and Pakistan and encouraging the Arabs to build mosques here.
    Islam is pure Luciferian Doctrine and in order to control the world they must take Jerusalem by the Mayan Calendar date of December 21, 2012. They can achieve this by dividing Jerusalem and moving our US embassy
    from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem with the help of the Vatican (1967 borders) or by force with our bases in Saudi Arabia.
    Remember that gold medal that the Saudi King gave Obama? Within 4 years he the anti-christ will rule from Jerusalem.

  • DaveK

    Jonathan Edwards said the two great works of the devil were Catholicism and Islam. The pope,
    ayatollah ali khamenei and the rest of the gang are sons of Satan.

  • Butseriously

    Well what do you know. A Roman Pope calling Muslims as Palestinians – his Roman ancestors will be spinning in their coffs. Did he also say how the truth will set you free!