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From Rome to Jerusalem

On the eve of a possible papal visit, Vatican-Israeli relations are challenged again

Raymond Cohen, of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at Boston College. (Wiqan Ang/Globe Staff) Raymond Cohen, of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at Boston College.
By Michael Paulson
February 1, 2009

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THE MIDDLE EAST is never quiet, but conditions were relatively calm when, late last year, the Vatican acknowledged that Pope Benedict XVI was seriously contemplating his first papal visit to Israel. The trip would be of huge symbolic value - papal visits are always a big deal, but in this case the idea was rich with import. A German pope, ... (Full article: 1793 words)

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