Surely we cannot prejudge the new Pope. Just because he comes from Germany does not automatically make him a poor choice of Pontif. He will know, only too well, that any action he takes or word that he says about Jews or the Jewish world will be examined in great detail. Generally, Israel has found the modern German state to be more sympathetic and supportive then many other European countries.
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from the article: New pope seen continuing relations with Israel, Jews