pope benedict XVI

New York – The Vatican’s chief theologian, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, gave a 50 minute talk at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Jan. 27, 1988. He blamed contemporary biblical scholars for diluting the teaching of the Church. Ratzinger’s presentation was interrupted by a dozen gay and lesbian activists who sprang to their feet and shouts “Facist! Stop the inquisition!” RNS file photo by Odette Lupis.