Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"And they took offense at him."

"A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and among his own kin and in his own house." (Mark 6: 1-6)

"Georg Ratzinger slams Angela Merkel over criticism of his brother

"Georg Ratzinger has defended his brother Pope Benedict XVI over his decision to rehabilitate Bishop Williamson, a Holocaust denier, into the Catholic Church - and slammed Angela Merkel for her criticism.

"Williamson (68) was excommunicated from the Catholic Church in 1988 and has now been rehabilitated by Benedict XVI. He has often publicly denied the Holocaust, as well as airing other outrageous conspiracy theories.

“ 'He doesn’t need me to defend him. But it angers me how unjust and badly informed the people who are attacking him are,” the Regensburg Music Director, "Domkapellmeister", Georg Ratzinger told German newspaper "Leipziger Volkszeitung". He finds the harsh criticism the Pope has received from people in his native Germany, as well as from the rest of the world, unjust: 'We always speak about an informed society, when in reality it is uninformed.'

“I always saw her as a rational woman. But perhaps at the moment she is under pressure to say something irrational.'”

-- From Bild

(Photo: Angela Merkel, Wikipedia.)

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