The Pope praises growing trust between Judaism and the Church.
Benedict XVI referred to Adolf Hitler as a “pagan idol” today as he addressed a small group of Jewish representatives in Berlin.
The Pope referred to his visit — part of his four-day tour of Germany — as bringing him to a “central place of remembrance, the appalling remembrance that it was from here that the Shoah, the annihilation of our Jewish fellow citizens in Europe, was planned and organized.”
The Holy Father is on his third trip to his homeland as Pope, though his first state visit.
The Pontiff spoke of the “Nazi reign of terror” as being based on a “racist myth, part of which was the rejection of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Jesus Christ and of all who believe in him.”
“The supposedly ‘almighty’ Adolf Hitler was a pagan idol, who wanted to take the place of the biblical God, the Creator and Father of all men,” he said.
The Pope warned that “refusal to heed this one God always makes people heedless of human dignity as well.”
He said the images from the concentration camps at the end of the war show “what man is capable of when he rejects God, and what the face of a people can look like when it denies this God.”
Benedict XVI went on to highlight some of the signs today of a “real blossoming of Jewish life in Germany.” He also praised a “deepening dialogue of the Catholic Church with Judaism.”
The Pope proposed as well that “we Christians must also become increasingly aware of our own inner affinity with Judaism. For Christians, there can be no rupture in salvation history. Salvation comes from the Jews.”
The Holy Father called for dialogue between the reading of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament.
“This dialogue should serve to strengthen our common hope in God in the midst of an increasingly secularized society,” he proposed. “Without this hope, society loses its humanity.”
The Pope again tries to falsify history.
Hither demanded that his followers should call him “Der Fürer”. The supreme and not challengeable leader of the German flock.
The Pope is also a supreme and not challengeable leader of the Catholic flock. The Pope even elevate him self beyond Hitler, taking the name of “god”, the very “Holy Father”. Jesus only addressed His Father in Heaven as “Holy father”. The Messiah sternly warned his followers not to call any priest or spiritual leader for “father”.
Hitler looked up on him self as the successor of the Roman Empire, and only correct heir to the Roman emperor’s powers. The “Roman Empire” was the first Reich. “The Holy Roman Empire of Germany” was the second Reich, and Nazi-Germany the third Reich.
To achieve his Political ambitions, Hitlers moved into union with Fascist Italy. Benito Mussolini had already gifted the Vatican statehood to the Papacy in 1929, and Roman Catholicism had been brought back as state religion in Italy, after 50 years of religious freedom.
The Pope regained his status as the religious head of the Roman Empire.
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one.
What is the difference of the “idol Hitler”, and the “Pope as an idol”? Are they not both “pagan idols”, and makes a mockery of the Biblical faith?
And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.
In respect of claiming to be god’s replacement on Earth, the Pope is a higher and more dangerous idol that the Nazi-leader.
Written by Ivar