Pope promotes bishop who said hurricane Katrina was God\'s punishment on New Orleans

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Pope promotes bishop who said hurricane Katrina was God's punishment on New Orleans

I wonder what he thinks about the many hurricanes that hit the Southern states of America every year? Are they all God's retribution?

New Catholic bishop called Katrina 'divine retribution' for New Orleans' permissive sexual attitudes

Pope Benedict XVI has made another controversial appointment by elevating to the position of bishop an Austrian pastor who said Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for homosexuality in New Orleans .

The Vatican yesterday announced that Gerhard Wagner has been appointed as auxiliary bishop in Linz, Austria.

In 2005, the 54-year-old was quoted in a parish newsletter as saying he was convinced that the death and destruction caused by Katrina that year was "divine retribution" for New Orleans' permissive sexual attitudes and tolerance of homosexuality.

Kath.Net, a Catholic news agency in Austria, said the newsletter quoted Wagner as saying that Katrina had destroyed not only nightclubs and brothels in New Orleans but also abortion clinics.

He first attracted international attention in 2001 when he described JK Rowling's best-selling Harry Potter novels as "satanism" and warned against the magical spells and formulas used in the novels.

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By netchicken: posted on 4-2-2009








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