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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 02:18 PM
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Pope Admits Mistakes in Letter to Bishops
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Source: New York Times

MADRID Pope Benedict XVI has written an unusually personal letter to bishops worldwide explaining why he revoked the excommunication of a Holocaust-denying bishop and admitting mistakes in how the Vatican handled the case.

The letter, which the Vatican will release Thursday, is a further attempt to calm the waters after Benedict pardoned four schismatic bishops, including Richard Williamson, who in a television interview aired in January said that there were no Nazi gas chambers.

The revocation provoked worldwide outrage and caused Catholics and Jews alike to question Benedicts commitment to ecumenism and the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.

In passages of the letter that appeared on Wednesday in the Italian newspaper Il Foglio, the Vatican admitted mistakes in handling the case, and said in the future it would pay more attention to how news spreads over the Internet.

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It's official. The papacy is NOT "infallible".
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