Former bishop in Italy alleges “Zionist attack” against Catholic Church

13 April 2010

Giacomo Babini, a retired Catholic bishop in Italy, has reportedly suggested that “Zionists” were behind the current storm of accusations over sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests that is roiling the Vatican and the Catholic Church. Babini, a former bishop of Grossetto in Tuscany, was quoted by the Catholic website ‘Pontifex.roma.it’ as saying he believed a “Zionist attack” was behind the criticism of the Pope, given that it was “powerful and refined” in nature.

Babini was quoted as having told the website that Hitler had exploited German anger over the “excesses” of German Jews, who in the 1930s had “throttled” the German economy. However, the former bishop denied he had made any anti-Semitic remarks. He was backed by the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), which issued a declaration by the bishop in which he declared: “Statements I have never made about our Jewish brothers have been attributed to me.”

Bruno Volpe, who interviewed Monsignor Babini for ‘Pontifex’, confirmed that the bishop had made the statement, which was reported widely in the Italian press. ‘Pontifex’ threatened to release the audio tape of the interview as proof.

Ten days ago, the Vatican had come under fire after the Pope’s personal preacher, Raniero Cantalamessa, in a Good Friday sermon quoted a “Jewish friend”, who had likened accusations against the Pope in the clergy sex abuse scandals to violence against Jews.

On Tuesday, the Vatican’s second-highest official after the Pope, Cardinal Bertone, said that the child rape scandal was linked to homosexuality and not to the celibacy demanded from Catholic priests. “Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and paedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and paedophilia. That is true. That is the problem,” Bertone was quoted as saying by the British newspaper ‘The Times’. He reportedly also said that the church had never impeded investigations into alleged abuses by priests.

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Jones Campbell

Tue, 13 Dec 2011

Do you think that Syria spying on dissidents?

LuftWaffen

Thu, 15 Apr 2010

If you guys are going to run the media and constantly whine anti-Semitism when things don't go your way, then what do you expect.

Because you have abused the "Anti-Semite" label so badly, no one takes that crap seriously.

Stan Rose

Tue, 13 Apr 2010

Jews have been vilifed for poisoning the wells causing the death of half of Europe's population during the great plague. Jews have been accused of capturing Christian children and using their blood to make matzos. Jews have been accused of torturing the Host. Jews have been accused of causing just about any evil that has ever affected mankind. We have been expelled from European countries. There were attempts to expel Jews from certain areas of the US during the American Civil War. But this latest one from the Catholic Church takes the cake.

The Catholic Church has a thousand-year history of pedophilia in the priesthood. Various theories have been proffered as to why pedophilia is so prevalent. Some theorists blame celibacy, others blame homosexuality. Now we are being told that it is Zionist plot. How Zionism, the movement for the return of the Jews to Israel which was first expressed in the late XIXth century, was involved in pedophilia is not very clear. Does this former bishop believe the pedophile priests were secret Jews? Does he believe that the spirit of Theodore Herzl contaminated the minds of thousands of priests? Did the Israeli government use mind control to force priests to have sex with little boys? Did the World Jewish Congress or B'nai Brith hatch a plot to plant evil thoughts of priests in Boston? Best of all, did Zionism brainwash Church leaders into covering up these immoral acts and to cover up for pedophile?

Jews are the convenient scapegoat for all of the world's problems. Hitler succeeded in convincing Germans that Jews were responsible for all the ills of German society. The Germans fell for it hook, line and sinker, and six million Jews died in the process. So let's not laugh at the stupidy of this priest who blames the Zionists for causing the worldwide campain to get the Catholic Church to clean house. Anti-semitism is on the rise in Europe, and this kind of blatant, ignorant nonsense is just the fuel to stoke the fires.

But don't take this Bishop's word as independent thought. This is just another coverup coming out of the Vatican, in its attempt to deflect criticism of the Pope and the Church's failings. The Catholic Church is one of the most powerful organizations in the world, and its hierarchy do not open their mouths without the approval of the Vatican. This vile accusation is just another attempt to deflect criticism from hitting the real problem, which is the Pope and a thousand-year history of misguided self preservation.

jack sprat

Tue, 13 Apr 2010

GIACOMO BABINI, i have an idea and am troubled about the state of your health. Personally i don't give a hairy rat's ass about your opinion about the JEWS having killed your god; you opinion about just about everything having to do with JEWS or ISRAEL. While i am at it, just a reminder. your supposed god was JEWISH so that means that you are praying to a JEW. As i said in the beginning, i think that you are in need of a good, a really good psychiatrist, in fact, a team of psychiatrists would do you a world of good. Your thoughts are false, filthy, and fascistic. You have excellent health coverage from the Vatican. So go and get help and stop spouting your JEW HATING, JEW BAITING, MURDEROUS JEWISH THINKING AND. EST might be a good idea in your case, say 3 times a day, 30 minutes a session.

Shalom!

The catholic church has utilized anti-Semitism propaganda for staying in stat power in the Christian world witch influence the Jewish life behavior all the way through all times until now a day!!! I do not understand why Israel has meetings with the Vatican! We should never give the chance to the Christians to feel superior!!! I’m tired seeing how the Jews naively was manipulated by the Norwegian corrupt anti-Semitism nation, the Norwegian society are the most primitive nation on earth!!!! This I can prove it!!! I do not understand why the stat of Israel cooperated with the Norwegian primitive government for the Oslo peace talking with the Palestinians! How the Israeli government cooperate with Norway, how can the Jewish nation forget what the Norwegian did under the second world, Norway had interest in the concentration camps in cooperation with the Nazis Germany! How can Israel let Norway to interfere in Israel intern affairs!!! Norway have no right to have any meaning concerning human rights or civil rights!!! Norway is an primitive country witch many of their own good tinkers has left Norway long time ago, now a day there is no many interesting persons in Norway and I’m chocked over the Oslo Jewish rabbi critics against his own natio Israeln! What a disgusting Ashkenazi Jew and on top of it a rabbi. Think about it! Be careful concerning the early fat rabbi from Oslo! I do not understand that a rabbi from Oslo can just immigrate to Israel and became a kneset member!!! Be careful, something smell no good !!! money money! Corrupt money money! It is why the Israeli corrupt government cooperated with the Norwegian primitive government whish is supporting the Palestinians with money and advice against Israel!!! of course money from the speculative oil , wishing a war for money money! I guess soon Israel will no have a real leader, taking a clear decision, clean cut!!! Norway have no right to interfere in Jewish nation ISRAEL intern affaires !!!! Best regards and kol Tov – Lehitraot

You will hear from me soon!!!

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marian shaw

Tue, 13 Apr 2010

Should the charges against Pope Benedict XVI be proved - that while cardinal in Germany - he willingly consented to, or, authorized the transfer of priests accused of child abuse, he should resign. I see this kind of accountability as no different as charges of malfeasance in regard to the former Governor of Illinois, and the conviction of another Illinois governor who allegedly had allowed the licensing of unfit truck drivers when he was secretary of state. This second kind of coverup led to accidents and deaths, including those of children.