Pope Benedict XVI traveled to Israel this week, highlighting some questions about his attitude toward Judaism. Although he has personally affirmed his sympathy on Jewish questions, some of his decisions, such as reinstating a schismatic Bishop who denied the Holocaust and allowing the use of the Tridentine Mass, which includes prayers specifically for “the conversion of the Jews,” have made his stand less clear.
Time Magazine this week featured a lengthy article on the Pope’s trip and its implications for Jewish-Catholic relations, and is continuing to report daily on his visit.
- Pope Benedict on the Question of Judaism
Time Magazine May 18
- Pope in Israel Calls for a Palestinian Homeland
- Pope’s Silence Rings Loudly at Israel’s Holocaust Memorial