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The Message "for catholics of Southwestern Indiana June . " "71! Continued from page 1 were representatives of the many Catholics who risked their lives to resist the Nazis and help the victims of Nazi ire. Pope Pius XII -- the central figure in controversies about whether the Catholic Church did enough to oppose Hitler and defend the Jews -- sent Father Lichtenberg a letter of support in 1943, the pope said. "Anyone who does not limit himself to cheap polemics knows very well what Pius XII thought of the Nazi regime and how much he did to help countless people who were persecuted by this regime," said the official version of the pope's homily. The pope did not read that section of the homily and cut several other sentences as well. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, his spokesman, said the passages were cut not because of their sensitivity, but simply to short- en his talk. Bishop Karl Lehmann, presi- dent of the German bishops' con- ference, told reporters after the Mass that "if the pope did not want to say this, it would not have been published," At the end of the Mass, the pope prayed for "all our broth- ers and sisters who experienced the concentration camps." In honoring the memory of all who died in the camps, he said, "we express our gratitude for their enormous sufferings which became the seeds of a better future." During an afternoon meeting with representatives of-Ger- many's Jewish community, Pope John Paul again spoke of the ! iii Ed. L. Lee , Mortuary 101 North Meridian Street Washington, IN - 254-3612 i i RUXER FORD - LINCOLN - MERCURY Catholics who opposed Hitler, but also said "there were nonetheless too few who resisted." The lives and deaths of the two newly beatified, the pope said, "are an appeal to Chris- tians and Jews to join together in fighting for the dignity of all human beings" and, especially, "against any form of anti- Semitism so that a phenomenon like the Holocaust can never occur again." Ignatz Bubis, chairman of the directorate of Germany's Jewish council, said that with the beat- ifications the church is "stating its support of humanity and thanking its sons for their stead- fastness in times of need, some- thing that could serve as an example for many others." Bubis asked the pope to con- tinue encouraging Catholic-Jew- ish cooperation in fighting anti- Semitism and hate crimes around the world. He also asked the pope to take a public stand against the build- ing of a supermarket near the site of the Auschwitz concentra- tion camp in Poland in order to protect an atmosphere of rever- ence for those who died in the camp. Pope John Paul's last gesture in Germany was a stroll through the Brandenburg Gate, a mon- ument the Nazis adopted as a parade staging area and one which the communists blocked as a key piece of the Berlin Wall. "You never accepted the unnatural division of Europe by the Iron Curtain," said German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who publicly thanked the pope for his "major role in overcoming the totalitarian and anti-reli- gious ideology" that split the city, the country and the conti- nent. A variety of Catholic and non- Catholic groups staged protests and alternative events to the papal visit in Paderborn and Berlin, but for the most part police kept protesters far from Pope John Paul. The only exception was the route the papal motorcade took from Berlin's cathedral to the Brandenburg Gate. 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