Awful… Vatican Cardinal Accuses Israeli Government of Baby-Killing

This ought to set back relations a couple decades.

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Vatican Council for Culture, called Israel baby-killers during an interview this week.
Israel National News reported, via Israel Matsav:

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Vatican Council for Culture, commenting on the war between Israel and Hamas, delivered a severe attack on the Jewish people: “I think of the ‘massacre of the innocents’. Children are dying in Gaza, their mothers’ shouts is a perennial cry, a universal cry”.

The Catholic Church high official equated Israel’s operation in Gaza against terror groups with the New Testament story of Herod’s slaughter of Jewish babies in his effort to kill Jesus.

Ravasi, who is one of the most popular Catholic cardinals and the director of the Church’s policy on culture, called Israelis baby-killers in a shameless form of anti-Semitism which subtly accuses the Jewish State of trying to murder the new Jesus, symbolized by the Palestinian people.

And this is the man in charge of culture?
Obviously, Cardinal Ravasi is not cultured enough to understand that Hamas hides its weapons in mosques and schools and fires its rockets indiscriminately at Israeli apartment buildings.
What a disgusting comment.

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  • ★FALCON★

    Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is just reprehensible. And Catholicism is wondering why they are having a hard time attracting parishioners, priests, and nuns. Ratzinger isn’t living up to John Paul the Second, either.

  • apodoca

    This cardinal is full of crap making common cause with Muslims , who are killing Jews and Christians everywhere. it is no wonder that Arab Christians blame Jews for everything when Rome spouts anti-Semitic filth. Rome needs to know that the Beast cannot be appeased.

  • PetuniaPig

    There is no real surprise with his statement.

    For decades the Vatican has been attempting to ingrate itself with Muslims. Also the Islamic faith (can it be called ‘faith’?) venerates Mary just as the Roman Catholics do. They’re just one big happy family!

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  • PetuniaPig

    @ #2 November 23, 2012 at 7:41 am
    apodoca commented:
    Hey, don’t get to excited – the Orthodox Christians are even more anti-semitic than the Papist branch. As far as ‘The Beast’ of Islam… There are many believers who in ages past considered (and still do) the Roman Catholic church as the seat of the Beast of Revelations.

  • Shawnet

    Hey Petunia,

    Good morning ;O) I’m an Irish Catholic Grandmother who within my faith (a much different concept than religion) vernates Mary and I don’t have any problem with folks who disagree with my faith choices and concepts; but when someone attacks with the same weaponry they are decrying all I can say to those folks, and Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is a teacher once told me:

    Better to let people think you a fool rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    You all have a great weekend ;O)


    I guess the Vatican needs some cash from the filthy muslims…..

  • Will

    I believe it was Herod the Great who slaughtered the innocents. Herod was a puppet of Rome.
    Herod slaughtered Jewish innocents. Now this Cardinal…this legacy of Rome, dares to call Jews slaughterers of innocents?

    It’s come full circle folks!

  • Inquisition

    Coming from a corrupt religion that was built on the blood of innocents, the Cardinals comments are most inappropriate. And by the way Cardinal, why all the interest in little children? Worried the supply of young boys may be diminished?

  • donh


  • vb

    It sounds like this guy spends too much time hanging out with the culture elites. What he is sying could be found in any newspaper.

  • Opus#6@AmericanPerspective

    Israelis do not need permission from the pope to defend themselves, thank G-d.

  • Dr Van Nostrand

    I think I could actually hear Pat Buchanan and other Catholic paleos get a hard on when this came out.

    Jokes aside, let’s not get excited- remember Vatican is a large organization based in a country which produced Machiavelli.
    Don’t look at what they say but what they do.
    Fewer Popes have been more pro Israel than Ratzinger.Let’s all take a deep breath. This could be tied to Obamas battle with the Church. They may thrown him a morsel to placate when he anticipates a drawdown of forces against freedom of religion. We simply don’t know.

    Relax and easy with the Catholic bashing- they are allies as well$

  • ★FALCON★

    #8 November 23, 2012 at 8:31 am
    Will commented:

    It’s come full circle folks!

    Will – read the Odessa File and you’ll have your eyes opened, wide.

  • ★FALCON★

    #13 November 23, 2012 at 9:12 am
    Dr Van Nostrand commented:

    Fewer Popes have been more pro Israel than Ratzinger.

    Holy Christ – you must not know his background, nor that of his brother.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    would someone ask the cardinal what he thinks of all the catholics that are being slaughtered in the middle east and africa by the religion of peace. i don’t see the jews killing any of us.

  • Dr Van Nostrand

    Holy Christ – you must not know his background, nor that of his brother.”

    I’m well aware that he was in the Hitler Youth but who wasn’t a member of the Nazi Party back then in Germany?
    He was very young. People can change.

    I don’t know Mr Falcon in all matters Vatican and Israel , I turn to David P Goldman and he makes a very strong case that the current Vatican is pro Israel.

  • Swifty

    I want to see this same cardinal call out Obama for being the abortion president. Until he does, I don’t give a rat’s ass what he says. He’s a hypocritical idiot.

  • More liberty

    Oh no…someone questioned Israel.

  • westie

    The RCC has been allied with Muslim Nazi’s at least since WW2…read some of the WW2 history in the Balkans.