Pope Benedict has caused a stir with his comments after suffering a broken wrist while holidaying in Northern Italy.
"First he exploded into a string of expletives, then he started blaming the gays and the gypsies and the Jews," explains Cardinal Ronan Owen, who was travelling with the injured Pontiff.
"Even an hour or so after it happened His Holiness was still demanding that those responsible be rounded up and shot. He was even talking about turning a wing of the Vatican into a death camp so he could take care of them personally. Cardinal Keating and Sister Chisholm thought he was joking, but I'm not so sure."
Concerns regarding the Pope's Nazi past have surfaced before. His speeches routinely attack both non-Christian religions, believed to be a coded attack on Judaism, and the gay community, both groups that were once targeted by the Nazi organisations that Pope Benedict was a member of.
"To tell the truth, when it happened it really didn't look all that bad to me." Cardinal Owen surmises, "I don't think that the Holy Father would have been quite so furious if the injury hadn't been to his saluting arm."