The Catholic League of America says actress Susan Sarandon should apologize for calling Pope Benedict a Nazi.
Sarandon was participating in a discussion at the Hamptom Film Festival in New York over the weekend, when she told an interviewer that she had sent a copy of the book "Dead Men Walking" to the pope.
But she corrected herself and said she sent it to the last pope, and "Not this Nazi one we have now."
William Donohue, president of the largest Catholic civil rights group in the U.S., called Sarandon's comments ignorant.
Donohue pointed out that while a teenager in Germany the pope refused to go to required meetings of the Hitler Youth.
As a result, his family suffered economic hardships.
"Sarandon's comment is obscene. Sadly, it's what we've come to expect from her," Donohue said.