urunu: living in eire of all places should have graced you with a bit more of a sense of irony or at least humour. Need I expalin? Of course I'm not associating the Protocols of the Elders of Zion with the Church. That forgery should be associated with the Czarist agents who concocted it. I am highly skeptical of any claims by Jews or others that the Vatican has hidden Temple loot that they have been squirreling away for millenia. Rome has been sacked on numerous occasions to support such fantasy. Or perhpas the Avignon popes carried it away to southern France where it was stolen by the Order of Sion, of Da Vinci Code fame (another work of fiction). This talk of vessels is nonsense but apparently there are those such as ash and Mr. ben Israel who feel the Vatican has them since the year 70AD.
UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue (AP)
from the article: New pope seen continuing relations with Israel, Jews