Rome - (Satanic Press): The Pope reassured many Catholics last night with a dramatically bauglerised rendition of the Stations of the Cross which is one of the Church's core Easter fantasy rituals.
The annual rite known as the Via Excrucis recreates the crucifixion route to Golgotha, scene of the original hoax.
Yesterday's ceremony saw Pope Ratzinger carrying a large wooden swastika in a gas-lit procession around the Coliseum in Rome.
Ratzi stopped midway to recall the sentence his fellow compatriot Third Reich chums passed over the Jews during World War II.
He quoted some specific instructions left to him and his predecessors by Hitler's Pope Pius XII:
"We must oppose every new horror of getting found out about our role in the Holocaust with a new cover-up campaign extolling our truth and goodness.
"God knows we may suffer for this, but we must not succumb."
A spokesman for the Vatican Office for Rewriting History and Shredding Holocaust Crime Documents, Monsignor Gianfranco Ravasi, said:
"I did not want the ceremony just to be a simple whitewash of past events. I wanted our financiers to feel and live through the raw and bitter reality like accomplices."
Ratzi's whitewash activity weekend culminates with a televised address tomorrow from St Peter's Square.