Monday, May 11, 2009

The Holy Father snubs Williamson...

... with a direct reference to the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust, saying, in his first speech on arriving in Israel,that his visit is an opportunity to honour their memory, and that every effort must be made "to combat anti-semitism wherever it is found".

The Holy Father was received warmly and graciously in Israel, as in Jordan. View here, and also here, , a moving ceremony at Yad Vashem as the Holy Father lays a wreath and reads from the Old Testament, and says of the six million that "they have lost their lives, but they have never lost their names...may their suffering never be denied, belittled, or forgotten"

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