Monday, May 11, 2009

Pope Benedict Aims at Both Past and Future

Pope Benedict continues his visit to the Middle East. He remembered the Holocaust's victims at both the Tel Aviv airport and later at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial. Mr. John L. Allen Jr. posted again as he accompanies the papal tour; he noted:
With Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking on, Benedict XVI prayed that "both peoples may live in peace in a homeland of their own, within secure and internationally recognized borders."

That comment comes at a time when Netanyahu's new government is sending mixed signals about its commitment to Palestinian statehood.

Mr. Allen's post included remarks by the pope to Israeli leaders as well as "ordinary families of Israel."


Wiki-image of multi-language mosaic at Yad Vashem is used according to the GFDL.

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