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Susan Sarandon

Claims Pope Is a 'Nazi'

10/17/2011 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
referred to Pope Benedict XVI as a Nazi over the weekend – not just once, but twice.

During an interview at the Hamptons Film Festival, Sarandon was talking about sending the pope a copy of the book, “Dead Man Walking,” when she clarified ... “The last one [Pope John Paul II], not this Nazi one we have now.”

When interviewer Bob Balaban expressed disapproval, Sarandon reportedly said the Nazi comment AGAIN -- drawing laughter from the audience.

The Pope's PR people acknowledged that Benedict WAS a member of the Hitler Youth as a boy, a requirement at the time for German boys his age -- but the rep insists he had no "active participation" in the group.

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We've reached out to Susan's people for comment -- so far, no response.

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91.

Nikki    

Let's not forget this guy was Cardinal when he put into place the laws that protect and hide the priests who are now accused of sexual misconduct.

998 days ago
92.

monaco    

I usually admire Ms. Sarandon and her political work. But this? A little too much, no? So just because he is German its ok to call him Nazi? Wow - what would she call him if he was MExican, or Japanese?...exactly. She would NOT go there. The Nazi comments start to get on my nerves really...every German is a Nazi and every one who was in Hitler youth (which, when you didnt go to join them back then, it WAS a threat to your familys and your own life...) shot people and killed them in Konzentrationcamps. Ms. Sarandon, I am disappointed, ynd I hope ypur german fans will boycott the next movie.

998 days ago
93.

John the PapTest    

This guy is cReEpY....and looks like a character from the Munsters.

998 days ago
94.

Kay    

I know someone who was forced to marched with the Hitler Youth as a child. He would always cry to his parents that he didn't want to do it, but they said he had to or the whole family would be jailed...or worse. Like other posters have said, he was a child and a victim. (btw, I do not ascribe to any religion since man has corrupted them)

998 days ago
95.

A Real Lawyer    

LOL at leftie loonies that think she's "brilliant" when she's spouting off on liberal ideology but now that she attacks the pope she's "ignorant" and a "hag!" I love it when the hypocrisy is on full display.

998 days ago
96.

lanie    

She's an old, washed up, ignorant idiot. Who cares what this pathetic woman thinks/says? She's a non-entity. It's like anyone takes her seriously. She lost her credibility years ago. I've avoided movies where she has a significant part in - I can't stand to see her bugged out eyes and horrendous acting.

998 days ago
97.

Keek    

Another example of "stars" who think what they have to say actually matters to anyone. Your "talent" is acting, so stick to it and shut your mouth and stop pretending to be intellignet, that's not how you make your money. And speaking of that....you won't be seeing any of mine spent on your movies any longer, just like the other idiots like Mel Gibson and Lohan and Grammer who make public fools of themselves and still think they are going to be popular. Go away, no one cares about you any longer. When washed up "actors" get too old they start to think people actually care what they have to say, and usually say something stupid to get attention because no one is paying any to them any longer.

998 days ago
98.

Elma Imbrenda    

What a piece of work this woman is. I think she should get in her Thelma & Louse car a really drive over the cliff. Enough is enough from the likes of these name callers. The Pope is a brilliant and kind leader of the Catholic Church. She sounds like a fallen away Catholic. Hey Susan -- Get a Life!

998 days ago
99.

en Todo Momento!!    

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannndddd her point is?????? i mean, i understand. we are/were/will be living in this absolute peaceful time, charactarized by kumbaya and alltogetherness loving almighty brotherhood. ok. so it's a big deal that he was turned into a lil nazi boy by his parents, even though we were floating in the times of absolute peacefulness. i guess that is really hard to understand, for someone to do something so ugly and so selfish.

998 days ago
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HumanNature    

Abuse Victims Ask Court to Prosecute the Vatican


Human rights lawyers and victims of clergy sexual abuse filed a complaint on Tuesday urging the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate and prosecute Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials for crimes against humanity for what they described as abetting and covering up the rape and sexual assault of children by priests.


http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/14/world/europe/14vatican.html


No ‘Yahweh’ in songs, prayers at Catholic Masses, Vatican rules
Catholic News Service – Aug 12, 2008

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the not-too-distant future, songs such as “You Are Near,” “I Will Bless Yahweh” and “Rise, O Yahweh” will no longer be part of the Catholic worship experience in the United States.


At the very least, the songs will be edited to remove the word “Yahweh” — a name of God that the Vatican has ruled must not “be used or pronounced” in songs and prayers during Catholic Masses.

Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli of Paterson, N.J., chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship, announced the new Vatican “directives on the use of ‘the name of God’ in the sacred liturgy” in an Aug. 8 letter to his fellow bishops…

“By directive of the Holy Father, in accord with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, this congregation … deems it convenient to communicate to the bishops’ conferences … as regards the translation and the pronunciation, in a liturgical setting, of the divine name signified in the sacred Tetragrammaton,” said the letter signed by Cardinal Francis Arinze and Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith, congregation prefect and secretary, respectively.

The Tetragrammaton is YHWH, the four consonants of the ancient Hebrew name for God.


http://www.cogwriter.com/news/doctrine/pope-prohibits-yahweh/


Anger as Pope Benedict XVI says condoms make Aids worse


Pope Benedict XVI provoked a furious response from Aids campaigners on the first day of his visit to Africa when he declared that distributing condoms only 'aggravates' the problems inflicted by the condition.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/cameroon/5007124/Anger-as-Pope-Benedict-XVI-says-condoms-make-Aids-worse.html

998 days ago
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Abysmal     

God this lady is an idiot.

He had no choice, he was forced into Hitler's Youth, all young boys during WW2 was required in Germany. If his family or him would of opposed Hitler's army they'd likely would of been slaughtered like sheep.Her comments are distasteful and pure ignorance.

998 days ago
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lanie    

She's your typical liberal hypocrite who preaches that people should be more accepting of other people like Muslims, but condemns Christians for having a different opinion. She's open-minded about everyone else, besides Christians. (And I'm not even a Christian - I just can't stand her hypocrisy).

Also she visited the losers who are protesting on Wall Street. If she really believed in their socialist cause, then she'd up her millions and donate it all to our government. The millionaire celebrities rolling up in their pricey cars and expensive clothes -- to support the protesters-- is the biggest joke ever.

It is so sanctimonious, hypocritical and obnoxious that it's ridiculous. This woman is a joke.

998 days ago
103.

CessnaDriver    

I had a very good friend who was a hitler youth...he said it was just like the boy scouts.

What is really sick though-American kids who joined the Bund.

998 days ago
104.

Josh    

Susan Sarandon is just another clueless liberal freak

998 days ago
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Marie    

It's not fair to call Pope Benedict XVI a nazi because as a kid he had no choice. He was being forced to be a part of the nazi culture. It's not his fault. What can a kid do when every adult around him is crazy and talking about killing the jews? Children have no power. They do or say what their parents or the adults tell them to do or say.

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