NEWS ADVANCE: Pope Trip Marks Advances in Catholic-Jewish Relations

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c. 2000 Religion News Service JERUSALEM _ When Pope Paul VI became the first Catholic leader ever to visit the Holy Land in 1964, he slipped into Israel via the back door, arriving at the northern Israeli Megiddo road junction via an improvised crossing from the Jordanian-controlled West Bank. Israel’s chief rabbis boycotted the welcome […]

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