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.