Pope’s Visit to Israel

Pope Benedict XVI will be visiting the Holy Land for five days and according to the Christian Science Monitor, the Pope is urging a two-state solution and peace.

On the one hand, the Pope will honor 6 million Holocaust victims, but on the other, he is supportive of a Palestinian state.  Pope Benedict XVI has had a rough time in the public eye on both sides of this conflict, with Muslims angered by his earlier readings of Medieval text depicting Muhammad as violent and with Jews who were angered by the Pope’s support of Pius XII who did little to save Jews during the Holocaust or to disparage the actions of the Nazis.


  1. The Pope also is dealing with the scandal involving the Holocaust-denying bishop. It’ll be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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