The London Sunday Times, a prestigious mainstream newspaper in England, published an article on its webpage on Sunday 04/17/05 claiming Cardinal Ratzinger of Germany, the front runner for becoming next pope, is a former member of Hitler Youth and served in the Nazi military with an anti-aircraft battery that shot down US and English bombers. Ratzinger has denied in the past any involvement with the Nazi Party or military.
The article was immediately picked up by all the major news service, then only a couple hours later, disappeared. The Sunday Times continued to post it on their webpage and stands by it. Somebody was obviously indulging in some Damage Control and News Management.