Why does Andrea object because some Jews are interested in the Popes relationships with Israel? Does not every group have a right to be concerned with things effecting its welfare? Since Jews have been killed and persecuted thruout the centurys by Christians, and the church has been involved in may dispicable incidents and inactions, it is the right and responsability of those involved to be concerned with the realtionships. (This is not a comment on the overall actions of the church, just a few past items.) If she believes there is no such right does she also belive that those in the church should have no opinion about the US laws on abortion, and should not venture an opinion on who should be the president, and what US policies should be. Should the Vatian not be concerned about any realtionships with or politics of, any other counties in the world, and venture no opinion on things effecting Catholics ouside of it's walls?
Bomb in Lebanon targets bus heading to Syria, no casualties (Reuters)
from the article: New pope seen continuing relations with Israel, Jews