Archbishop’s ‘discomfort’ at Hitler suicide

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has expressed ‘deep discomfort’ over the suicide of Adolf Hitler.

‘One cannot help but feel the man was driven to it,’ Dr Williams told a London press conference. ‘It can’t have been much fun to have all the armies of Europe and the Americans on your bunker doorstep shooting at you.’

Dr Williams said his disquiet had grown when he learned that Hitler was believed to be unarmed when he shot himself.

‘I confess I was also left with an uncomfortable feeling when Pol Pot died while under house arrest in 1998,’ the Archbishop said.

A Lambeth Palace spokeswoman said they would not be issuing photographs of Dr Williams as they had a tendency to frighten young children.

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Posted: May 7th, 2011 by

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