Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Obama, Congress have nothing on Pope Benedict when it comes to denying utter incompetence

President Barack "I Screwed Up" Obama and Congress have found a kindred spirit in the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI when it comes to denying the obvious of their incompetency and lack of intelligence to do basic scrutiny before making critical decisions.

The New York Times reports tonight that the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church is denying it even knew of the digusting Holocaust denial by a bishop the Pope recently reinstated from excommunication. Meanwhile, the world did.

Here is The New York Times reporting on an Obama-like incident of incompetence at the Vatican:

ROME — Responding to an extraordinary burst of global outrage, especially in Pope Benedict XVI’s native Germany, the Vatican for the first time on Wednesday called on a recently rehabilitated bishop to take back his statements denying the Holocaust.

Late last month, the pope revoked the excommunications of four schismatic bishops from the ultraconservative Society of St. Pius X, including Bishop Richard Williamson, a Briton, who in an interview broadcast last month denied the existence of the Nazi gas chambers.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the Vatican Secretariat of State said that Bishop Williamson “must absolutely, unequivocally and publicly distance himself from his positions on the Shoah,” or Holocaust, or else he would not be allowed to serve as a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church.

The statement said that the bishop’s recent comments denying the Holocaust had been “unknown to the Holy Father at the time he revoked the excommunication.”

How can one apologize and retract Holocaust denial and maintain any credibility -- after the fact of reinstatement? This Pope needs to step down along with the bishop.

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