Warm Wishes from the Anti-Defamation League

Recently, the Anti-Defamation League released a warming statement to the press on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation. Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, expressed his appreciation for His Holiness.

Here is an excerpt from Mr. Foxman’s statement:

In his tenure as pope, Benedict pledged that he would always stand with the Jewish people against anti-Semitism.  He strongly condemned Holocaust denial.  He made it a point early in his papacy to visit Israel, going to Yad Vashem and the Western Wall, thus cementing the historic act of his predecessor for future generations and strengthening the relationship between Israel and the Vatican.  He became the first pope to visit a synagogue in the United States.  And he also visited the synagogue in Rome, institutionalizing these visits.

You can read the entire press release and statement here.

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One Response to “Warm Wishes from the Anti-Defamation League”

  1. Paloma says:

    As the Pope wrote on the 2nd book about Jesus of Nazareth “From the entrance in Jerusalem into Resurrection”, the conversion of the Jew community is something that only God knows when and how, and no worries on our behalf. That’s was the idea more or less, and we, catholics look at them as our elder brothers in our Faith. Very nice press release (I guess, from Spain… not sure having good english enough).

    God bless you Cardinal Dolan, we do pray for you and all the Apostolic College at the Conclave, specially I will pray for you to Saint Joseph, our Universal Patron of the Catholic Church.