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Catholic Nun’s Study Shows Oberammergau Passion Play Distorts Gospels

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The Oberammergau Passion Play contains so many “falsifications” and “distortions” that “even radical changes could not appreciably improve the distorted Gospel events” as they are described in the German production, according to a Roman Catholic nun who is the director of the Center for Biblical and Jewish studies at the Convent of Our Lady of Sion in London. Sister Louis Gabriel, writing in the current issue of Congress bi-Weekly magazine, published by the American Jewish Congress, asserts: “After a careful comparison of the Oberammergau Passion Play with the Gospels. I am convinced that the play is in conformity neither with the truth of the Gospel nor with the spirit of Christ. Any representation of these events that haphazardly tears incidents and sayings out of context or falsifies the message of the Gospels as a whole does a disservice to the Christian faith and tends to make it seem irrelevant, not to say ridiculous, to the men of our time.”

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