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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Society of Saint Pius X: Not so pious

Pope St. Pius X (Photo by Historian1990)
Recently, members of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) acted in ways that were anything but pious.

Michael Warren of The Associated Press reported that a group of about 40 SSPX members deliberately interrupted a Kristallnacht interfaith ceremony at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  This annual ceremony had been one of then-Cardinal Bergoglio's "favorite events," and he had presided over it each year along with "his good friend Rabbi Abraham Skorka."

Rabbi Skorka was again at this year's ceremony, along with Buenos Aires Archbishop Mario Poli (appointed by Pope Francis to be Argentina's current "top church official").  When SSPX
members began disruptively "shouting the rosary" and distributing anti-Semitic pamphlets, they were "soon escorted out by police."

Rabbi Skorka later reported that these SSPX "protesters" made comments such as "the Jews killed Jesus" and then called the Holocaust "a lie."  Their leader, Rev. Christian Bouchacourt, later defended their actions by insisting that "they have a right to feel outraged when rabbis preside over a ceremony in a cathedral."


Copyright November 16, 2013 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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