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31/01/2009, 19h40
pour protester contre la nomination du pape d un negtioniste du holocauste dans un poste d eveque, le conseil des juifs en allemagne interrompent tout dialogue avec l eglise catholique!!

"German Jews Cut Contact with Catholic Church

Charlotte Knobloch, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said on Thursday that she was severing contact with the Catholic Church. Her move stems from the pope's decision to void the excommunication of Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson.

Pope Benedict XVI these days is doing his best to calm waters roughened by his recent decision to bring Holocaust denier Bishop Richard Williamson back into the fold. At his Wednesday audience at the Vatican, Benedict went out of his way to express "full and indisputable solidarity" with Jews and explicitly condemned those who would deny the Holocaust.

His words, though, have not managed to completely eliminate the mistrust generated by last week's announcement. Even as the Chief Rabbinate in Israel told the Italian news agency ANSA on Wednesday that the pope's comments were "a great step forwards in resolving this question," the same group, which is the highest Jewish authority in Israel, said that a resumption of normal Jewish-Catholic ties would hinge on an apology from Williamson.

And on Thursday, Charlotte Knobloch, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, said she was breaking off contact with the Catholic Church. "Under such conditions, there will be no further dialogue between myself and the church," Knobloch told the Rheinische Post newspaper.

"I am not dealing here with people who don't know what they are doing," she continued. "The pope is one of the most educated and most intelligent people in the Catholic Church. Every word that he says, he means."

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Elie Wiesel also indicated on Wednesday that he was unconvinced by the pope's words. He said the decision to lift the excommunication of Bishop Williamson lent credence to "the most vulgar aspect of anti-Semitism." la suite (http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,604360,00.html)