Tal como hemos dicho en otras ocasiones: La voracidad de algunos apetitos nunca se sacia. En un comunicado de prensa, Feb-11-2013, supuestamente para desear parabienes a Benedicto XVI con ocasión de su renuncia voluntaria al papado, la Liga antidifamación escribe, entre otras, estas idioteces palabras:
Hubo baches en el camino durante este papado, la reescritura de la antigua oración de Viernes Santo por los Judíos haciéndola más problemática para los Judíos, comenzar negociaciones con el grupo antisemita de la Sociedad [Fraternidad] de San Pío X, y llevar al Papa de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Pío XII, un paso más cerca a la santidad, mientras que el Archivo Secreto Vaticano sigue todavía en secreto. Pero él escuchó nuestras preocupaciones y trató de manejarlas, lo que demuestra lo cerca que nuestras dos comunidades han llegado a estar en el último medio siglo, y cuánto más trabajo tenemos que hacer juntos para ayudar a reparar un mundo quebrantado.
¡Menos mal el tal comunicado era un gesto de cortesía...!
El comunicado de prensa entero:
ADL Wishes Pope Benedict Well as he Moves into Retirement
New York, NY, February 11, 2013 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed great appreciation and wishes of good health for Pope Benedict XVI following his stunning announcement that he will retire on February 28 – the first pope to retire in office in 600 years.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, who had five audiences with the pope during his nearly eight years as pontiff, issued the following statement:
Benedict XVI has profoundly bolstered the positive trajectory of Catholic-Jewish relations launched by his predecessor, Pope John Paul II. Benedict, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, worked closely with John Paul during his 26 year papacy, developing a historic new relationship between Catholic and Jews as “loving brothers and sisters” after centuries of tragedy.
In his tenure as pope, Benedict pledged that he would always stand with the Jewish people against anti-Semitism. He strongly condemned Holocaust denial. He made it a point early in his papacy to visit Israel, going to Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, thus cementing the historic act of his predecessor for future generations and strengthening the relationship between Israel and the Vatican. He became the first pope to visit a synagogue in the United States. And he also visited the synagogue in Rome, institutionalizing these visits.
Pope Benedict XVI reconfirmed the official Catholic position that God’s covenant with the Jewish people at Sinai endures and is irrevocable. He said that the Catholic Church should not try and convert Jews.
There were bumps in the road during this papacy – the rewriting of the old Good Friday prayer for Jews making it more problematic for Jews, starting negotiations with the anti-Semitic group the Society of St. Pius X, and moving World War II Pope Pius XII one step closer to sainthood while the Secret Vatican Archives are still under wraps. But he listened to our concerns and tried to address them, which shows how close our two communities have become in the last half century, and how much more work we need to do together to help repair a broken world.
In his trilogy on the life of Jesus of Nazareth, Benedict re-interpreted problematic passages in the Gospels of Matthew and John that dismisses the negative images and false charges against the Jewish people which has led to millennia of persecution and death against Jews.
He importantly declared the validity of the Jewish reading of the Hebrew Bible, or Tanach.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.