«The Pope lost an opportunity to make amends for this past, and not just for the unique Jewish tragedy of the Holocaust».
Malcolm Hedding is the executive director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. The Embassy has partnered with Yad Vashem to open a special desk for «Christian Friends of Yad Vashem».
In todays Jerusalem Post, Malcom Hedding has voiced his opinion about the Popes visit to Israel:
«No pope at any time – not even Pope John Paul II – has articulated that the Catholic Church takes full and direct responsibility for the vicious anti-Semitism down through the centuries in which, by the instrument of the Inquisition, hundreds of thousands of Jews were murdered, tortured and expelled from Europe».
«The stories are well documented and cannot be denied. As with the Holocaust, papal admissions have spoken only of the «sins of the sons and daughters of the Church» but not of the Church itself».
Source: Jerusalem Post
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