I apologize in advance (if I hurt the feelings of any of my catholic friends) as the following email is very candid but ultimately in love.
The Pope doesn’t have to ‘exonorate’ the Jews for killing Jesus since the death of Christ was planned by God before the foundation of the world (Revelations 13:8) and the group of Jews that hated Jesus themselves acknowledge that they were responsible for His death (Matthew 27:24-45, 1 Thessalonians 2:14-15).
However, (and tangentially) the Catholic Church should apologize for putting Mussolini, Hitler and many more horrendous leaders into power and being responsible for killing more Christians than any other institution on the face of the earth (massacred Christians include but are not limited to: Huguenots, Albigenses, Bogomils, Brethren, Cathari, Hussites, Vaudois, Waldenses, St Bartholomew’s Massacre in France, victims of the inquisition etc).
The damage that the CC has done over the years is a lot worse than many people think. The CC was actually against the 1948 re-nationalization of Israel even though this event was prophesied in scripture (Amos 9:14-15, Jeremiah 16:14-15). This is probably due in part to the fact that the Catholic church thinks that they have replaced Israel as God’s chosen people; in fact, they took the names that God gave to Jerusalem (i.e. The city of God, the Holy city, the Eternal City) and instead applied these names to Vatican city (we can thank St. Augustine for some of these contributions to ‘Replacement Theology’).
They have produced more child molesters than any institution on the face of the earth forcing them to fork over 1 billion+ in out of court settlements for permanently damaging the lives of countless unsuspecting victims. The bible calls the Catholic Church “the mother of harlots.” What else would you expect as a title for an institution that has single-handedly empowered and sustained the brothel industry by it’s unbiblical rule of mandatory celibacy for its priests.
My boy, MB wants me to demonstrate why I thought that the Mormons were not nearly as bad as the Catholics to which my reply is:
It is not even a competition, granted the Mormons also spew heresy (eg. the Mormons say that Jesus and Satan are brothers while the Catholics Supreme Pontiff is actually Satan masquerading as Jesus) and also rely on extra-biblical material, but the only violence from the Mormons I can think of that merits mentioning is the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 120 men, women and children by the Mormon militiamen and Paiute Indians on Sept. 11, 1857.
On the other hand, what I have mentioned above regarding the Catholic Church probably constitutes less than 10% of the evils perpetrated by that institution (I came up with this figure based upon the shear number of atrocities that I am solidly familiar with). I mean, the Mormons don’t have Popes that:
(1) claimed they were God, (2) toasted Satan, (3) were murdered in bed by their mistress’ angry husband who caught them in the act – this happen to at least two different Popes, (4) put six other Popes into power under the influence of a mother and daughter harlot team, (5) produced fraudulent documents and forgeries for the purpose of acquiring filthy lucre, (6) raped women visiting St. Peter’s, (7) ran a harem in St. Peters Palace, (8) blinded and murdered friends and foes, (9) deposed and installed emperors throughout history or (10) that died in the Papal bedroom while being sodomized by a male page.
I only stopped at ten because I don’t have anymore time to spend on this rsponse. All the claims that I have made above concerning the CC have their basis in hundreds of historical accounts that provide details concerning these atrocities. Among my favorites are: A Woman Rides the Beast by Dave Hunt, Papal Power: Its Origins and Development by Henry T. Hudson, Ecclesiastical Megalomania: The Economic and Political Thought of the Roman Catholic Church by Dr. John Robbins (I have all of these books if anyone is interested in reading, I even have some on audio book); even the Catholic Encyclopedia also contains details of these monstrosities. Another good source is the Patrina Logia (Writings of the Church Fathers) or the following website: http://www.thebereancall.org.
A common reply to these accusations (usually by Catholic apologists) is to suggest that all this behavior is comparable to the biblical King Solomon having hundreds of wives and mistresses, but this reply is just silly. Sin is still sin, God warned Solomon not to have more than one wife (Deut 17:17) but he decided that he would disobey God to his own demise. Likewise, the collective sins of the popes and the church will lead to the destruction of this vile vessel of Satan that claims to hold the only road to salvation, contrary to what we find in scripture (Titus 3:4-5).
As God promises to destroy the Catholic Church in Revelation 17, the Pope and his church are definitely in for it. All I can do is echo the same cry that Christ had for the poor souls that are unlucky enough to call themselves Catholics; Come out from her (the Catholic Church), my people, so that you do not be partakers of her sins and her punishment (Revelations 18:4).
Incidentally, I just finished reading an excellent article entitled: “Israel and Prophetic Proof Part 1” (http://www.thebereancall.org/node/7745) and I highly recommend this article!