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    • Patricia
    • 17.06.07 | 05:28 (IDT)

    Thank you Yered for your clarification to Joe. I do not know what country he is from, I suspect the US and that he is an evangelist. He appears more than misled, his statements are quite biased and predjudiced. Pope Benedict is not a Pope John Paul but with his German background, I think he has more reasons to support Israel and the Jewish people. He shares the collective guilt that many of us Catholics feel about how we treated the Jewish people and the lack of response during WWII. I find Pope Benedict very brave and determined to resolve these issues, afterall, even though threatened, he still went to Turkey to try to work with the Turkish govt. The Catholic church could to use it's influence for a resolution. It is my belief that the Church and the Orthodox Church just might be able to do a better job than the present politics of the US which are dependant upon the whim of Bush/Rice. This influence would be dependant upon deeds/actions not self interest as in US political arena

    from the article: Pope, Orthodox leader to work for Middle East peace
    First published 00:00 16.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 16.06.07
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