Originally Posted by Skippymjp
No one ever asked him to take action. They asked for 2 simple things. To acknowledge the persecution of Jews for one, which he never did, even after the war. Even in his radio address, the closest he got was to mentioning Jews was "those poor people".
And 2, was the return of Jewish children to their extended families after the war. But, the church has taken it upon themselves to baptize the children, and therefore, refused to return them.
And you are right, sainthood is a Catholic matter. But if it is gone through with, it will tell the Jews and all their friends once and for all that the church has been lying for years about their willingness to coexist, and their opinions of the Jewish people is still in the iron age.
Ok Mike, I ask again if you have anything new? The transcript from his radio address per chance? And, as I said before, it wasn't JUST jews that were in concentration camps. Anyone that went against the Nazi's (ie, gypsies, Catholics, homosexuals, etc) were there (check the section "internees"):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_concentration_camps
So, honestly, the Pope only concentrating on one group would have been policially incorrect. So he put them all in one catagory..."those poor people".
Can you cite something about not returning the children to their natural families?
It seems to me you are getting all your info from one very biased article that you keep citing again and again.
And I STILL don't understand how the Catholic church wanting to possible acknowlege something a leader of their faith did during WWII has anything to do with the Jewish faith. How does this mean that the Catholic faith isn't going to coexist with the Jewish faith? I really don't see any major problems between the two. We agree to disagree.