Pope Benedict embraces President Peres in Jerusalem 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Tributes to Pope Benedict’s attitude and approach to the Jewish people and
Israel during his tenure as the head of the Roman Catholic Church came quickly
following his decision to resign on Monday.
The pontiff is widely seen as
having helped promote relations between the Church and the Jewish people, and
was ardent in his denunciations of anti-Semitism throughout his time as pope,
condemning a resurgent form of anti-Semitism and deploring the phenomenon of
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