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The pope has said he never, never was a member of the Hitler Youth, which was a movement of fanatical volunteers,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi told a news conference.
As a 16-year-old seminarian, the pope was a member of an auxiliary air defence squadron “that had nothing to do with Nazism or Nazi ideology,” the spokesman said.
The statement ran counter to what the pontiff had said in numerous interviews, in which he stated that he was an involuntary member of the Hitler Youth during World War II.
Originally posted by freeyourmind1111
I'll be the first to say that I don't like the pope with his beady little eyes, he looks like he's about to sprout horns.
Originally posted by ivycutler
reply to post by Circle
Hitler youth were children. Children caught in an information/truth war. An elderly relative of mine is still an emotional wreck as a result. As is possible with children born into any extreme fundamental belief.
I was taught a bunch of lies as a child too. As were/are most of us to some degree.
This threads already got hitler vs israel vs catholics vs islam.... phew... can't imagine where this will end up.