The comment that has stirred up the most condemnation from the press is Richard Dawkins’ mention of “Pope…Nazi,” which everyone assumes was about the current Pope. Wrong. Everyone knows the current Pope is most properly addressed as “Pope Palpatine”. No, Pope Palpatine is not currently up for canonization (at least, I hope not), but there is another pope who is, and this thorough discussion explains who Dawkins was actually talking about.
Blatantly evident in this clip, Richard Dawkins uses “Pope Nazi” as a shorthand descriptive phrase for “that Pope whose name I’ve forgotten (Pope Pius XII)â—âwho’s also up for canonisation and was aiding and abetting the Nazis during the war”.
And here’s the clip.
Oh, and Pope Pius XII really was a sniveling rat bastard who should have been held accountable for contributing to the evil perpetrated against the Jews.