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John Paul II Gave Nazi Salute

John Cornwell, 78, a British journalist and detractor of Pius XII, refers in an article on VanityFair.com (October 31) to a Vatican monsignor according to whom John Paul II (+2005) mockingly gave a discreet Nazi salute toward the backs of a departing group of German bishops.

When the monsignor raised his eyebrows disapprovingly at his antic, John Paul II “punched me hard on the arm. It hurt!”

Picture: John Paul II., © Dennis Jarvis, Halifax,, CC BY-SA, #newsKjgfanulob
CarolineA03
Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking intelligence officer ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc. His book www.nationalreview.com/…/amazon-passes-g… has been republished in 27 countries.

This is an article of great interest about Pius XII. A former KGB Agent admitted that he was chosen to arrange a deliberate calumnising campaign regarding Pope Pius XII . In the …More
Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa is the highest-ranking intelligence officer ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc. His book www.nationalreview.com/…/amazon-passes-g… has been republished in 27 countries.

This is an article of great interest about Pius XII. A former KGB Agent admitted that he was chosen to arrange a deliberate calumnising campaign regarding Pope Pius XII . In the article he reveals that the KGB decided to use a Book and Play (The Deputy) to create a false view of Pius XII.

Here is the link .
www.nationalreview.com/…/moscows-assault…
alex j
Pope Pius X11, from my humble perspective, was one of the best Popes of modern times perhaps only surpassed by St. Pius X. His extraordinary reign as Pope through the tumultuous times of World War 2, his tireless searching for peace, his reaching out to both Jew and Gentile who were in need of sanctuary, his concern for souls of the faithful as well as tending to their physical requirements such …More
Pope Pius X11, from my humble perspective, was one of the best Popes of modern times perhaps only surpassed by St. Pius X. His extraordinary reign as Pope through the tumultuous times of World War 2, his tireless searching for peace, his reaching out to both Jew and Gentile who were in need of sanctuary, his concern for souls of the faithful as well as tending to their physical requirements such as food, clothing, and shelter. Above his immeasurable acts of charity, to friend and foe alike, was his witness of love for the Church and love for Our Lord Jesus Christ. He truly was a Pope of stature worthy of the love and respect of the Faithful. As to the question of his saintliness, Heaven I believe has taken care of that. For the Pope's following Pius the X11, None , I venture to say, could 'hold candle' to his example of really what constitutes "being a Pope" is. His death was mourned by millions. Sadly the church has since declined in prestige, but more importantly, adherence of the faithful. Present day prelates seem to be devoid of common sense and integrity, save for a few, a very few exceptions! As Russia's President Putin remarked of our current Pope," He is not a man of God!" That truly sums up the difference between Pope Pius X11 and Pope Francis.
Prayhard
His work on Pius XII was pure calumny, full of deliberately altered translation. Pacelli did so much for Jews, such that the Chief Rabbi of Rome converted post WW2 out of gratitude for all the Pope had done.
DefendTruth
On November 1, 1946, Karol Wojtyla was ordained priest by Cardinal Adam Stefan Sapieha in the Chapel of Bishop's Palace in Cracow.
De Profundis
It's John Cornwell, he of 'Hitler's Pope'. The whole piece is predictable a poor analysis.
Tesa
It's not the rivalry between Francis and Benedict that threatens to split the Church into two. It's the rivalry Francis has with the Catholic Faith.
Lisi Sterndorfer
Best line from a Curia insider: "And how dare he criticize the Curia?...Accusing us of spiritual Alzheimer’s... just because his papacy is unraveling…"
Beacon
Germany has - without a doubt - done great harm to the world in the last 500 years (Luther, Hitler). Look what the "Catholic Bishops" are doing now...provoking great pastoral and doctrinal division in the Catholic Church. What JPII did in jest, it's not a big deal....yet, probably a very prophetic warning. Heads up, people!