. . . Thursday April 12, 2007

You Don’t Like Neutral?

The Vatican is threatening to boycott a Holocaust memorial in Israel. Why? Read on…

The Vatican ambassador to Israel threatened Thursday to boycott a Holocaust memorial ceremony next week over a museum’s portrayal of Pope Pius XII’s conduct during the Nazis’ killing of Jews in World War II.

Archbishop Antonio Franco said he had written to the director of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum asking for the revision of a caption suggesting the wartime pope had been apathetic to the Jews’ plight.

The caption, quoted in the Israeli press, says Pope Pius XII “abstained from signing the Allied declaration condemning the extermination of the Jews” and “maintained his neutral position throughout the war.”

They’re mad about being described as neutral? You’re kidding right?

Fellas, stay home.

Concentration is important!