Get Your Pope-Bashing Here
I don't mess with the contents of folks' religious attachments. In fact I don't care what folks believe, only what they do. This time, however, I must point you to Mr. Muller's discussion of The Pope and former Nazi youth's visit to Auschwitz. He includes discussions of some of the former Mr. Ratzinger's comments to wit his explanation of the Nazi regieme.
It is a duty before the truth and the just due of all who suffered here, a duty before God, for me to come here as the successor of Pope John Paul II and as a son of the German people -- a son of that people over which a ring of criminals rose to power by false promises of future greatness and the recovery of the nation's honor, prominence and prosperity, but also through terror and intimidation, with the result that our people was used and abused as an instrument of their thirst for destruction and power.
Yes, those bad ole' criminals who just happened to end up in charge. This, and lots, lots more, from the leader of one of the world's major religions.
Don't stop reading until you get to the part where it really wasn't about Jews at all. It was about the destruction of the Catholic god. I can't post more. I am too horrified. Go read.