Thursday, October 23, 2008

Should Israel Vet Proposed Catholic Canonizations?

Isaac Herzog, Israel’s Minister of Welfare and Social Services and Minister of the Diaspora, Society, and the Fight Against Antisemitism, has announced his opposition to the possible beatification of Pope Pius XII.

‘The intent to turn Pius XII into a saint is unacceptable,’ said Mr. Herzog, who is the son of the late Israeli President Chaim Herzog.

He is apparently the head of the ministry against ThoughtCrime.

By the way, the term "unacceptable" is coming into vogue on the part of the Bush Administration too, usually with regard to events over which is has no control (but wishes it did). Perhaps that's where Isaac is getting his talking points.

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