Cardinal Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, who kissed the feet of AIDS patients and whose trademark is humility and simplicity, could have an important social impact on the Church, even if his conservatism will disappoint the Catholic world’s liberals
Karma Ben Johanan
Karma Ben Johanan is a PhD candidate at the Tel Aviv University School of History. She is writing on reciprocal perceptions of Christians and Jews in contemporary theology.
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.