Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of the world’s largestcirculation Jewish magazine, TIKKUN, and rabbi ofBeyt Tikkun Synagogue in San Francisco, took the unusual stepof criticizing the choice made by the Catholic Church for itsnew Pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. Ratzinger has pressedthe elevation to sainthood of Pope Pius XII, who failed tocondemn the slaughter of Europe’s jews even though he wasconvincingly informed of it.

Ratzinger himself has gone farther than even the mostreactionary public leaders regarding homosexuality, sayingthat it should be outlawed.

Lerner was careful tomake clear that he was NOT speaking as leader of The TikkunCommunity, the interfaith organization whch he co-chairs,which has NOT taken a stand on these issues, but only aseditor of TIKKUN magazine.

To read his Insight statement,clickhere.

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