A trophy for Catholic leaders!? Under what kind of rock have you been living Joe? If the Church's history is any example (see Pius XII and centuries of forced conversions and anti-semitism), then the appointment of Jean-Marie (nee Aaron) Lustiger as Archbishop of Paris could hardly be seen as some kind of trophy. John Paul II earned himself no friends in the Roman Curia with this particular appointment.
Syrian troops sieze village above rebel-held parts of Aleppo (Reuters)
from the article: 'He'd say kaddish for his mother'