Comments on: Popes at Yad Vashem: comparing John Paul and Benedict http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/11/popes-at-yad-vashem-comparing-john-paul-and-benedict/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: daniel rosaupan http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2009/05/11/popes-at-yad-vashem-comparing-john-paul-and-benedict/comment-page-1/#comment-11927 Mon, 11 May 2009 23:57:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=5797#comment-11927 When Pope Benedict XVI took a different approach, it’s because he believed that he doesn’t have to repeat what his predecessors had said. As a head of the Catholic Church, the Church founded by Christ, Pope Benedict XVI took the approach of a theologian on how God loves his people that the God of Abraham is a God of justice and equity and just as God heard the cry of Abel, he will also hear the cry of the holocaust victims.

On the other hand, we must remember that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the genius behind Pope John Paul II that even the Rabbis had acknowledged that fact. In fact, this is the reason why the Rabbis especially the conservative ones did not join in mocking Pope Benedict XVI with regard to Bishop Williamson remarks. They in fact called for the immediate restoration of the dialogue between Jews and the Catholic Church. I hope this will continue that we may be united as God wants us to be.

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