The spokesman for the Holy See, Joaquín Navarro-Valls commented on Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” saying “there is nothing anti-Semitic” in the film because otherwise the Holy Father would have denounced it..-
“The Pope has seen the film and the silence of the Church hierarchy is very eloquent. There is nothing anti-Semitic, because otherwise it would have been condemned,” Navarro-Valls explained.
In an interview with the Italian daily “Il Messagero,” the Vatican spokesman added that “the movie is a cinematic transcription of the Gospels. If the movie were anti-Semitic, the Gospels would be as well.”