first they cleansed the women of power in the original church, then they had corrupt popes given to orgies and all manner of sin, then they had the inquisitions, burnings, torture etc, then they had complicity in the holocaust, and after it too, letting nazis escape on vatican issued visas, then of course we recently have the scandals of coverup after coverup of little boys being diddled, then you have the vatican denying they knew what richard williams was a proponent of, and now, you have the church using a ridiculous suppostion that israel is to blame for trouble in the middle east ergo the church is being driven out. THE FACT IS - you are being driven out by muslim intolerance of your presence and the ONLY ones to blame for that are the muslims. There is violence in the region because muslims invented a moronic naqba story to craft the lie we have all been living ever since. Israel is a defender, muslims are aggressors...thats it, thats all mr church. You woes are at the hands of MUSLIMS...israel has only been good to the church...more than tolerant of the church in fact..israel has been exemplary towards the church which when you think about it is remarkeable given how israel COULD feel about the church given its long ugly history of jew bashing.
from the article: Deputy FM: Anti-Israel bishops have hijacked the Vatican