New York City, N.Y., Oct 21, 2011 / 01:15 am
Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of New York praised local news and anti-discrimination groups for chastising actress Susan Sarandon after she called Pope Benedict a “Nazi.”
In a Oct. 19 post on his blog, “The Gospel in the Digital Age,” Archbishop Dolan said he was “grateful” to the New York Daily News, the Catholic League and the Anti-Defamation League for criticizing remarks Sarandon made during an Oct. 15 press conference at the Hamptons Film Festival.
The actress, known for her Academy Award-winning role in the 1995 anti-death penalty movie, “Dead Man Walking,” said that she had given a copy of the book which the film in based on to the Pope.
“The last one. Not this Nazi one we have now,” Sarandon said in reference to Pope Benedict. She allegedly made the same comment again at another discussion panel that day.