Jews will be even less of a priority for the next Pope
Although committed to clearing Catholic doctrine of its anti-Jewish overtones, Pope Benedict XVI was not a radical philo-Semite. And with the new Catholic demography, Judaism will no longer be the significant Other of Catholicism, but only one among others.
There are mixed reviews of Pope Benedict XVI's contribution to Christian-Jewish relations. As with various other groups over the past eight years, the now-retired Pope touched several raw nerves in the Jewish world during his papacy. Two unpleasant incidents drew the strongest public attention: