Simon Wiesenthal Center gives posthumous honor to John Paul II
CWN - March 30, 2011
Pope John Paul II has been posthumously awarded a “Medal of Valor” by the Simon Weisenthal Center, a group dedicated to confronting anti-Semitism and preserving the memory of the Holocaust.
Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the apostolic nuncio to the US, accepted the award on behalf of the Church at the Center’s 2011 Humanitarian Award Dinner. A similar award was given to Sir Winston Churchill.
The Simon Weisenthal Center has frequently criticized the Catholic Church. The group’s founder, Rabbi Marvin Hier, violently objected to a Carmelite convent at Auschwitz and has been an implacable critic of the wartime record of Pope Pius XII.
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