Does Susan Sarandon's Comment About the Pope Have Any Truth to It?

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October 19, 2011|3:28 pm

Actress Susan Sarandon has made yet another controversial statement, this time aimed at Pope Benedict XVI. She referred to the German born Pope as a Nazi. Despite her ill-mannered comment, some may wonder about the validity of her claims concerning this pope that does have ties to Hitler.

The Academy Award winning actress made her infamous statement during an interview with fellow thespian Bob Balaban on Saturday while attending the Hamptons Film Festival.

Remembering the 1995 movie for which she nabbed an Oscar, “Dead Man Walking” which gave off an anti-death penalty sentiment, she revealed that she had sent a copy of the book to the pope.

“The last one. Not this Nazi one we have now,” she reportedly told Newsday and later repeated her comment.

Born Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger in 1927, the Pope Benedict was recruited into the Hitler Youth at age 14, which was made mandatory under German law for all 14-year-old boys. In the past, the pope

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