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SSPX disrupts service in Buenos Aires cathedral commemorating Kristallnacht

Catholic World News - November 13, 2013

Protesters from a Catholic traditionalist group disrupted an inter-faith service in Buenos Aires marking the anniversary of Kristallnacht on November 12.

The disrupters, who were affiliated with the Society of St. Pius X, drowned out the leaders of the cathedral service by shouting Catholic prayers, and distributing leaflets protesting the use of the cathedral by "followers of false gods," before eventually being escorted out by police.

The ceremony, an annual event in Buenos Aires, promotes religious harmony between Christians and Jews. The service was led by Archbishop Mario Poli, who succeeded Pope Francis as head of the Buenos Aires archdiocese, along with Rabbi Abraham Skorka, the Pope's personal friend and co-author.

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  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Nov. 16, 2013 2:12 PM ET USA

    If there is a service in progress, you don't start "public Rosary" out loud. Period. The Catholic Church has no place for these creeps or, for that matter, for their defenders.

  • Posted by: New Sister - Nov. 14, 2013 9:40 AM ET USA

    somehow I doubt that they were "shouting" their prayers, or to the point of "drowning out" anyone, though it is likely those attending (or reporting upon) the event weren't fond of a public Rosary.

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Nov. 13, 2013 6:33 PM ET USA

    Yet again SSPX proves its critics correct: it is indeed a group besotted by the sin of anti-Semitism. Although its apologists are eager to deny the charge, the fact is that at every turn we find its members and clergy substantiating it. I am not at all unhappy to see Pope Francis finally close the door to this pathetic clique and its pet bigotry.

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