"A website quoted Giacomo Babini, the emeritus bishop of Grosseto, as saying he believed a 'Zionist attack' was behind the criticism, considering how 'powerful and refined' the criticism is.
The comments, which have been denied by the bishop, follow a series of statements from Catholic churchmen alleging the existence of plots to weaken the church and Pope Benedict XVI.
Allegedly speaking to the Catholic website Pontifex, Babini, 81, was quoted as saying: 'They do not want the church, they are its natural enemies. Deep down, historically speaking, the Jews are God killers.'"
Sunday, April 11, 2010
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