Cardinal Rips Iranian\'s Remarks on Holocaust

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ROME, DEC. 15, 2005 ( A cardinal assailed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad\'s claim that the Holocaust was a myth, condemning the view as a shocking injustice to the victims of the Nazi genocide.

Cardinal Walter Kasper, who oversees the Holy See\'s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, targeted Ahmadinejad in a speech today as the Vatican prelate accepted an award from the Anti-Defamation League.

\"It is shocking to hear from the mouth of the president of a nation with an ancient and venerable culture … expressions of anti-Semitism which for every human being are unacceptable,\" he said, according to Reuters.