Friday, April 24, 2009

John Allen Jr. on the politics of the papal visit

Another good column by John Allen Jr. on the papal visit, with interviews with Fr. Rif'at Bader, a Jordanian priest of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on the "exodus" of Christians out of the Holy Land and Fr. David Jaeger of the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land, on the status of the Vatican's talks with the Israeli government on the legal and tax status of church property, and the fallout from Vatican attendance of the Durban II conference on racism.