"I thank the Christians of the Americas - including American Catholics " not sure if you know this but the Vatican is our head, whether we are in Rome, Austria or America. American Catholics follow the pope, he is our spiritual leader, you comments about him are disturbing. Do Jews have any role in Europe to play in making peace among people? Ofcourse they do, and so does the Pope in the middle east. It is true that they have little influece in the Muslim middle east, but that is a whole lot more than Isreal has as it is persona non grata everywhere in the region.
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from the article: Pope, Orthodox leader to work for Middle East peace